Validating the Ontario child health scale in a UK population

Place, Maurice, Martin, Emma, Hildreth, A, Wilson, Joanna and Hulsmeier, Jessica (1999) Validating the Ontario child health scale in a UK population. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 8 (4). pp. 255-259. ISSN 1018 8827

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The Ontario Child Health Scale (OCHS) was one of the first scales to seek to assess a broad range of formally defined psychiatric disorders using a checklist format. The performance of the teacher version of this instrument is reported in a UK population of children attending a special educational provision for emotionally and behaviourally disordered (EBD) pupils. Against DSM-IV criteria the instrument proved to have retained its convergent and discriminant validity, although it was somewhat less effective in detecting internalising disorders and discriminating oppositional defiance from other behavioural disorders. Overall the results confirm the usefulness of this instrument as a screening tool in a UK population.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Children, psychiatric disorder, questionnaire, screening
Subjects: B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
L500 Social Work
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2015 11:29
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 14:37

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