Christa Winkler Metzke

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In this study, the authors compared ratings of behavioral and emotional problems and positive qualities on the Youth Self-Report (T. M. Achenbach & L. A. Rescorla, 2001) by adolescents in general population samples from 24 countries (N = 27,206). For problem scales, country effect sizes (ESs) ranged from 3% to 9%, whereas those for gender and age ranged(More)
There is a growing need for multicultural collaboration in child mental health services, training, and research. To facilitate such collaboration, this study tested the 8-syndrome structure of the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) in 30 societies. Parents' CBCL ratings of 58,051 6- to 18-year-olds were subjected to confirmatory factor analyses, which were(More)
OBJECTIVE Controlled study of the long-term outcome of selective mutism (SM) in childhood. METHOD A sample of 33 young adults with SM in childhood and two age- and gender-matched comparison groups were studied. The latter comprised 26 young adults with anxiety disorders in childhood (ANX) and 30 young adults with no psychiatric disorders during childhood.(More)
We used population sample data from 25 societies to answer the following questions: (a) How consistently across societies do adolescents report more problems than their parents report about them? (b) Do levels of parent-adolescent agreement vary among societies for different kinds of problems? (c) How well do parents and adolescents in different societies(More)
BACKGROUND The Youth Self-Report (YSR) has been used widely as a screening instrument for adolescent psychopathology. The present study aimed at a test of the diagnostic accuracy of the various YSR-scales including a DSM-oriented affective problem scale (YSR AFF) in the prediction of depressive episodes and a comparison with results based on the Center of(More)
Psychiatric disorders were studied in an epidemiological and representative sample of 1964 pupils attending the first to ninth grade in various types of schools in the Canton of Zürich, Switzerland. Using a two-stage procedure, parents were asked to respond to a standardized behaviour problem checklist in the screening phase. In the second stage, structured(More)
The development and well-being assessment (DAWBA) has been used in various epidemiological studies, whereas the clinical value of the instrument needs support from further studies. In particular, it is important to document how the use of the DAWBA influences clinical decision-making. The present study employed the DAWBA in a consecutive series of 270 new(More)
Alcohol use and nicotine use were investigated in a representative sample of 1110 study participants aged 10 to 17 years. In addition to questions on substance use, the participants responded to questionnaires covering behavior and emotions, life events, self-related cognitions, coping capacities, perceived parental behavior, perceived school environment,(More)
The aim of this study was to compare psychosocial adaptation in adolescent (first generation) migrants, double-citizens (mainly second generation with one migrant parent), and native Swiss, and to compare migrants from various European regions. Data from a community survey were based on 1,239 participants (mean age 13.8, SD = 1.6 years) with 996 natives, 55(More)
OBJECTIVE The relevance of repeated body mass index (BMI) assessments for long-term outcome in anorexia nervosa (AN) was studied. METHOD Two-hundred and twelve adolescent patients aged 10-18 (Mean 14.9) years from five sites were followed up for an average of 8.3 years after first admission. Various predictors of BMI at follow-up were analyzed. RESULTS(More)