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Psychosocial screening in pediatric practice: a survey of interested physicians.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2009718     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study followed up on 201 pediatricians and family practitioners who had requested information about the Pediatric Symptom Checklist (PSC), a parent-completed questionnaire which screens for psychosocial dysfunction in school-aged children. The physicians were sent a postcard survey asking whether they had used the PSC in their practices. Of the 157 (78%) who responded to the postcard survey, 36 (23%) reported that they had used the PSC. On a follow-up questionnaire, all of these physicians rated the PSC as useful, and nearly 80% reported that it led to increased case-finding and/or referrals. Ninety-six percent stated that they will continue to use the PSC; more than half of them routinely or frequently. The findings indicate a widespread interest in psychosocial screening, and suggest that additional educational efforts may be necessary to support the acceptance of the PSC in pediatric practice.
S J Bishop; J M Murphy; M S Jellinek; K Dusseault
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical pediatrics     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0009-9228     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Pediatr (Phila)     Publication Date:  1991 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-05-03     Completed Date:  1991-05-03     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372606     Medline TA:  Clin Pediatr (Phila)     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  142-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Child Psychiatry Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston 02114.
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MeSH Terms
Attitude of Health Personnel
Child Behavior Disorders / diagnosis*
Physicians, Family*
Professional Practice
Psychological Tests*
Socioeconomic Factors

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