Self-Administered Dependency Questionnaire
Name of Questionnaire
Self-Administered Dependency Questionnaire (SADQ)
A clinical measure of child dependency on parents, particularly mothers. The measure is adapted from the Highlands Dependency Questionnaire (HDQ), interviewing mothers. While it was designed to identify children who might have increased dependency from antisocial behavior disorders or school phobia, it has been used in several chronic diseases in which children might be prone to maternal overprotection. Measures child independence in non-illness activities.
I Berg 1
Grammond Old Barn
Cost & availability
Contact I Berg for permission for use.
Parent report, written questionnaire
Time to complete
Number of items
Domains & categories
Name of categories/domains
Affection, communication, assistance, travel
Scaling of items
5-point frequency scale (less than once a week/not at all to several times a day)
All items are weighted equally. Overall score is the sum across all (unweighted) items.
Reported for original HDQ and SADQ between school phobic from non-school phobic children 1 , 2
Minimally important difference
Yes, in pediatric patients with CF and insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus 4
Date of information
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