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Shahrivar Z, Shirazi E, Bagheri Yazdi A, Alghband-rad J. Validity of the Child Behavior Checklist-Persian Version in a Community Sample of Iranian Youths. IJPBS. 2011; 5 (1) :45-49
URL: http://ijpbs.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-65-en.html

Abstract:   (5054 Views)
Ôbjective: The Çhild behavior checklist (ÇBÇL) is a comprehensive symptom rating scale in child and adolescent psychiatry and a major instruments being used in cross-cultural studies. This study was done to determine the symptom profile of a community sample of Ïranian youths using the ÇBÇL-Persian version.
Methods: Through a random probability sampling, five clusters in four central geographic regions of Tehran were selected. Âfter obtaining parents' informed consents, the parents accomplished ÇBÇL forms and the demographic questionnaires. Their children were interviewed by two board certified child and adolescent psychiatrists to evaluate any psychiatric disorders in them. Statistical analysis was done using the T-test and regression analysis. Çalculation of sensitivity, specificity, and, Ôverall misclassification error (ÔMR) was used to find the appropriate cut-off point.
Results: Two hundred three children and adolescents were evaluated (46.3% female) with mean age of 12.01 years (SD=3.63). Ôf them, 21.2% had psychiatric disorders. Boys had significantly higher scores in Âttention Problem, Delinquent Behavior, Âggressive Behavior, and Ëxternalizing (p=0.01). The scores of Somatic Çomplaints, Thought Problems and Ïnternalizing were significantly higher in boys (p=0.05). The cut point of 35 had the best sensitivity and specificity, and of the least ÔMR.
Çonclusion: Most results of our study were consistent with the literature on ÇBÇL in diverse countries. This confirms the validity of the ÇBÇL to be used in child and adolescent psychiatry studies.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Psychiatry
Received: 2012/05/27 | Accepted: 2014/01/6 | Published: 2014/01/6

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