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Assessing Functional Impairment and Social Adaptation for Child Mental Health Services Research: A Review of Measures

Publication ,  Journal Article
Canino, G; Costello, EJ; Angold, A
Published in: Mental Health Services Research
December 1, 1999

The need for assessing impairment in functioning as an integral part of child mental health services research is discussed. Methodologic difficulties related to problems in case definition, the conceptual definition of impairment and social adaptation, and the assessment of the construct across cultures are also addressed. In addition, a critical review of existing child impairment measures with published psychometric properties is presented. The measures are divided into three types: measures of global impairment, domain-specific measures, and symptom-specific measures. The paper concludes that the choice of the measure to use in health services research needs to be determined according to the main goals of the study, the population in which the instrument is going to be used, and the interviewer's knowledge of the child. Other characteristics of the measures of impairment that the researcher should consider are also discussed.

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Mental Health Services Research

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ISSN

1522-3434

Publication Date

December 1, 1999

Volume

1

Issue

2

Start / End Page

93 / 108

Related Subject Headings

  • Psychiatry
  • 5203 Clinical and health psychology
  • 5201 Applied and developmental psychology
  • 4203 Health services and systems
  • 1701 Psychology
  • 1117 Public Health and Health Services
  • 1103 Clinical Sciences
 

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Canino, G., Costello, E. J., & Angold, A. (1999). Assessing Functional Impairment and Social Adaptation for Child Mental Health Services Research: A Review of Measures. Mental Health Services Research, 1(2), 93–108. https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1022334303731
Canino, G., E. J. Costello, and A. Angold. “Assessing Functional Impairment and Social Adaptation for Child Mental Health Services Research: A Review of Measures.” Mental Health Services Research 1, no. 2 (December 1, 1999): 93–108. https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1022334303731.
Canino G, Costello EJ, Angold A. Assessing Functional Impairment and Social Adaptation for Child Mental Health Services Research: A Review of Measures. Mental Health Services Research. 1999 Dec 1;1(2):93–108.
Canino, G., et al. “Assessing Functional Impairment and Social Adaptation for Child Mental Health Services Research: A Review of Measures.” Mental Health Services Research, vol. 1, no. 2, Dec. 1999, pp. 93–108. Scopus, doi:10.1023/A:1022334303731.
Canino G, Costello EJ, Angold A. Assessing Functional Impairment and Social Adaptation for Child Mental Health Services Research: A Review of Measures. Mental Health Services Research. 1999 Dec 1;1(2):93–108.

Published In

Mental Health Services Research

DOI

ISSN

1522-3434

Publication Date

December 1, 1999

Volume

1

Issue

2

Start / End Page

93 / 108

Related Subject Headings

  • Psychiatry
  • 5203 Clinical and health psychology
  • 5201 Applied and developmental psychology
  • 4203 Health services and systems
  • 1701 Psychology
  • 1117 Public Health and Health Services
  • 1103 Clinical Sciences