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ERIC Number: EJ951697
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct
Pages: 9
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ISSN: ISSN-0021-9630
Screening for DSM-IV Externalizing Disorders with the Child Behavior Checklist: A Receiver-Operating Characteristic Analysis
Hudziak, James J.; Copeland, William; Stanger, Catherine; Wadsworth, Martha
Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, v45 n7 p1299-1307 Oct 2004
Background: This study examines the diagnostic accuracy of the CBCL syndrome AS scales for predicting DSM-IV Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Oppositional Defiant Disorder with or without Conduct Disorder (ODD/CD). Methods: The sample included 370 children (187 probands and 183 siblings) participating in a family genetic study of attention and aggressive behavior problems. Univariate and stepwise logistic regression analyses were used to derive models for predicting two diagnostic conditions: ADHD and ODD/CD. Results: The Attention Problems syndrome significantly predicted ADHD, and ODD/CD was significantly predicted by the Aggressive Behavior syndrome. Both scales demonstrated good diagnostic accuracy, as assessed through receiver operating characteristics analyses. Cut-point analyses confirmed the utility of low T-scores, 55 on the respective syndromes, for efficiently discriminating cases from noncases. Conclusions: CBCL syndromes display good diagnostic efficiency for assessing common externalizing disorders in children.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Child Behavior Checklist