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ERIC Number: ED143974
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Psychology Problem Classification for Children and Youth.
Minnesota Systems Research, Inc., Washington, DC.; Health Services Administration (DHEW/PHS), Rockville, MD. Bureau of Community Health Services.
The development of Psychology Problem Classification is an early step in the direction of providing a uniform nomenclature for classifying the needs and problems of children and youth. There are many potential uses for a diagnostic classification and coding system. The two most important uses for the practitioner are problem identification and monitoring for individual patients, and creation of an information base for developing program plans for intervention for a service population. With respect to the individual patient, the classification structure facilitates a more complete assessment because it suggests a wide spectrum of possible considerations, such as anticipatory guidance; illness management; physical, behavioral, emotional and learning problems, environmental and community effects; growth and development; stress and crisis management problems. With respect to the population needs, the incidence of specific problems can be determined in order to identify the frequency of prevailing problems, high risk groups in a given population, the direction of efforts by professionals in that field, and the contribution of psychology to the total care for the patient within that particular health care delivery setting. (Author)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Systems Research, Inc., Washington, DC.; Health Services Administration (DHEW/PHS), Rockville, MD. Bureau of Community Health Services.