PARENT‐CHILD AGREEMENT ON CHILD PSYCHIATRIC SYMPTOMS ASSESSED VIA STRUCTURED INTERVIEW

Craig Edelbrock*, Anthony J. Costello, Mina K. Dulcan, Noelle Calabro Conover, Robert Kala

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Abstract

Abstract— Correlations between scores derived from structured interviews with 299 disturbed children aged 6–18 and their parents indicated low‐to‐moderate levels of agreement regarding the presence and severity of child psychiatric symptoms. Agreement was higher on behavior and conduct problems than on anxiety, fears, obsessions‐compulsions, psychotic symptoms and affective disturbances. Parents reported more child behavior and conduct problems than children, whereas children reported more affective and neurotic symptoms than parents. Parent‐child agreement also increased sharply with age.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)181-190
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry
Volume27
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1986

Keywords

  • Child assessment
  • age differences
  • interviewing
  • parent‐child agreement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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