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Parent-infant relationship global assessment scale: a study of its predictive validity.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12193237     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The Parent-Infant Relationship Global Assessment Scale (PIRGAS; Zero to Three, 1994) provides a continuously distributed scale of infant-parent relationship adaptation, raging from 'well-adapted' to 'dangerously impaired'. The present study examines the predictive validity of the PIRGAS in a high-risk sample by coding relationship adaptation level from a single sample of 10 min of unstructured free play between mothers and their 20-month-old infants and examining its relationship to subsequent interaction with mothers and behavior problems at 24 months. Relationship adaptation assessed reliably from observations of only 10 min of free play between mothers and their infants at 20 months of age using PIRGAS predicted subsequent mother- infant interaction in a laboratory based problem-solving paradigm (Crowell procedure) at 24 months and internalizing symptomatology of Child Behavior Checklist at age 24 months. These results contribute to the predictive validity of the PIRGAS as a measure of mother-infant relationship adaptation.
Yutaka Aoki; Charles H Zeanah; Sherryl Scott Heller; Sudha Bakshi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Validation Studies    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychiatry and clinical neurosciences     Volume:  56     ISSN:  1323-1316     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychiatry Clin. Neurosci.     Publication Date:  2002 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-08-23     Completed Date:  2002-11-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9513551     Medline TA:  Psychiatry Clin Neurosci     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  493-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Tokai University School of Medicine, Iseharashi Bouseidai, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Psychological
Child Development*
Mental Disorders / diagnosis*
Mental Health
Parent-Child Relations*
Predictive Value of Tests
Risk Factors

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