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ERIC Number: EJ838252
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0140-1971
Brief Report: Accuracy of a 16-Item Questionnaire Based on the HEADSS Approach (QBH-16) in the Screening of Mental Disorders in Adolescents with Behavioral Problems in Secondary Care
Hagel, Lilian Day; Mainieri, Alberto Scolfano; Zeni, Cristian Patrick; Wagner, Mario Bernardes
Journal of Adolescence, v32 n3 p753-761 Jun 2009
Objective: Compare a questionnaire based on the HEADSS approach (QBH-16) and the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) in the screening of mental disorder in adolescents with behavioral problems. Methods: Adolescents from both genders 12-17 years-old presenting behavioral problems without a previous diagnosis of mental disorder were referred from primary services to a specialized outpatient program for adolescent behavioral problems and evaluated with the QBH-16, CBCL, and the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children. This program is located in a secondary and tertiary university hospital, Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre, in the capital city of the southernmost state of Brazil. Results: 98 adolescents and their families were interviewed. Scores greater than or equal to 9 in the QBH-16 had a likelihood ratio (LR) greater than 5.5 and scores under 6 had a LR of 0.13, identifying adequately 62 patients (71%) according to the CBCL. Cognitive performance was similar among all patients. Discussion: Our findings suggest the QBH-16 has a good accuracy for screening mental disorders and may help prioritize or choose which patients will benefit from psychiatric services. (Contains 1 figure and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Brazil
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Child Behavior Checklist; Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children