Brief psychosocial screening in outpatient pediatric practice.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The Pediatric Symptom Checklist (PSC) is a brief screening questionnaire designed to help pediatricians in busy office practice select children who are likely to have psychosocial difficulties and thus could benefit from further evaluation. We report two preliminary validation studies that indicate that PSC correlates well with the Childhood Behavior Checklist, a longer, well-validated questionnaire, and most children referred for psychiatric evaluation score above the PSC cutoff score. Developing a valid and practical psychosocial screening procedure for office practice is methodologically difficult but highly relevant to clinical practice.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Jellinek, MS; Murphy, JM; Burns, BJ

Published Date

  • August 1, 1986

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 109 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 371 - 378

PubMed ID

  • 3734977

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-3476

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0022-3476(86)80408-5


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States