Screening for child-reported behavioral and emotional problems in primary care pediatrics.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

In light of the findings that mother-completed checklists do not adequately reflect children's perceptions of their own adjustment, two child-completed questionnaires were assessed as screening measures for behavioral or emotional problems with 50 children seen for well-child examinations. Case criterion was child-reported DSM-III symptoms through a clinical interview. Support was provided for the Revised Children's Manifest Anxiety Scale but not the Children's Depression Inventory as a child-reported screening measure. Moreover, the findings indicated that both mother-completed and child-completed measures are needed to screen adequately for behavioral or emotional problems of children seen in a primary care pediatric clinic.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Merritt, KA; Thompson, RJ; Keith, BR; Gustafson, KE; Murphy, LB; Johndrow, DA

Published Date

  • February 1995

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 80 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 323 - 329

PubMed ID

  • 7624213

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-5125

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2466/pms.1995.80.1.323


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States