Alice M. Gregory and Thomas G. O’Connor (2002) investigated associations between sleep problems and behavior problems in children participating in the Colorado Adoption Project. The CBCL was completed by adoptive parents of 245 children and biological parents of 245 children at ages 4, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15 years. Scores on… Read more »

Dutch researchers administered a translation of the DICA-R interview to the parents of 403 children 1.5 years after the children had been assessed with the CBCL/4-18 at age 5. Three groups were selected from a school-based cohort of 1,317 children screened at age 5: Group E–CBCL Externalizing score >90th percentile and/or Attention Problems score >95th… Read more »

A team of Israeli researchers tested associations between actigraphic measurement of sleep variables, performance on the Neurobehavioral Evaluation System (NES), and the Hebrew version of the Child Behavior Checklist completed by parents of 135 2nd, 4th, and 6th grade children. Children classified as “poor sleepers” on the basis of the actigraphic sleep measurements performed significantly… Read more »

A research team led by ADHD expert Russell Barkley (2002) evaluated 3-year outcomes for 169 children identified as having high vs. low levels of disruptive behavior (DB) when they were screened for entrance into Worcester, Massachusetts kindergartens. The children were then reassessed 3 years later to determine whether “Adaptive Disability” (AD) assessed at the initial… Read more »

A previous study by Liu et al. (Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2000, 39, 896-903) revealed significantly higher CBCL and TRF problem scores for children in divorced than non-divorced families living in rural areas of China. A new study by Dong, Wang, and Ollendick (2002) has reported similar findings for children living… Read more »

In one of the very few studies of children during actual exposure to war conditions, Maureen Allwood, Debora Bell-Dolan, and Syed Arshad Husain (2002) assessed 791 Bosnian children during the siege of Sarajevo. Interviewers obtained children’s scores on the PTSD Reaction Index, the War Experience Questionnaire, the Impact of Events Scale, and the Children’s Depression… Read more »

A team of Russian, American, and Belgian psychiatrists studied relations between DSM-IV diagnoses of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), reports of witnessing violence and being victimized by violence, and YSR scores among 370 incarcerated Russian male delinquents. Of the 331 who reported at least one traumatic event, 24.8% met full PTSD criteria, while 41.6% met at… Read more »

Brigitte Manteuffel, Robert Stephens, and Rolando Santiago (2002) have published an overview of the National Evaluation of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health for Children and Their Families Program. This program has established systems of care for mental health services in 67 U.S. communities. The CBCL and YSR were used to assess children at intake and… Read more »

Dutch researchers Marijke Hofstra, Jan van der Ende, and Frank Verhulst (2002) tested the ability of CBCL scores obtained on a random sample of 1,578 children to predict diagnoses made from DSM-IV interviews 14 years later, when the participants were 18 to 30 years old. Numerous statistically significant predictive relations were found, many of which… Read more »

Canadian researchers Robin McGee, David Wolfe, and James Olson (2001) tested adolescents’ attributions of blame for various kinds of maltreatment as predictors of YSR scores among 160 adolescents recruited from a child protection agency. Nearly all the adolescents had experienced multiple kinds of maltreatment, including sexual abuse, physical maltreatment, witnessing family violence, neglect, and emotional… Read more »

Many studies have revealed low to moderate agreement between different informants’ reports about children’s problems. Agreement is usually highest between pairs of adults who play similar roles with respect to the children, such as pairs of parents and pairs of teachers. Agreement is lower between adults who play different roles and see children in different… Read more »

Graetz et al. (2001) tested relations between CBCL scale scores and DSM-IV diagnoses of Inattentive, Hyperactive-Impulsive, and Combined ADHD subtypes in a nationally representative sample of 3,597 Australian 6- to 17-year-olds. DSM-IV diagnoses were made from parents’ reports on the Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children Version IV (DISC-IV). Parents also completed the CBCL and the… Read more »