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Concurrent validity of the Minnesota Child Development Inventory with high-risk infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7688044     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Investigated the validity and clinical utility of the Minnesota Child Development Inventory (MCDI) as a developmental screening instrument with a sample of 280 premature infants identified as medically and socioeconomically high risk for developmental delays. Correlational analyses demonstrated significant correlations between the MCDI scales and the criterion Bayley Mental Age Equivalent score. Results of a moderator multiple regression analysis indicated that parent and child characteristics have a statistically significant "moderating" influence on the validity of the MCDI although the clinical significance of this finding may be minimal. A prediction-performance matrix analysis revealed a high degree of classification specificity (92%) but a relatively low sensitivity rating (56%). Findings suggest that the MCDI is a valid and useful screening instrument for high-risk infants but should be used diagnostically only in conjunction with other measures.
O S Shoemaker; C F Saylor; M T Erickson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric psychology     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0146-8693     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pediatr Psychol     Publication Date:  1993 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-09-01     Completed Date:  1993-09-01     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7801773     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Psychol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  377-88     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston 29425.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Developmental Disabilities / diagnosis*,  etiology
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature*
Parents / psychology*
Questionnaires / standards*
Regression Analysis
Reproducibility of Results
Socioeconomic Factors

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