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This study examines the impact of interrater reliability on the diagnosis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). A screening of 6171 elementary school children identified 1573 children with a high risk for ADHD according to teacher rating. Follow-up parent interviews and information from teachers were collected on 243 children. Before(More)
This study examines the dose-response relationship, the correlation between the amount of mental health treatment a child receives (dose) and the outcome (response) in a community setting. Participants were 125 children treated in the Stark County Child and Adolescent Mental Health System. Study methods include multiple outcomes, multiple-dose definitions,(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the outcomes of children who received negligible amounts of outpatient treatment to children receiving more treatment. METHOD A random regression longitudinal model was used to analyze outcomes of children (aged 5-17 years) from the Fort Bragg Evaluation Project. RESULTS In examining several outcomes, the results show no(More)
This study examines interventions designed to improve communication between individuals who take care of children with ADHD. A teacher rating of 6,171 elementary school children identifies 1,573 children with ADHD or with high risk for ADHD. Parent interviews and information from teachers are collected on 243 children who are randomized into treatment and(More)
This study evaluates a measurement model for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The DSM-IV divides 18 symptoms into two groups, inattentive and hyperactive/impulsive. Elementary school teachers rated 21,161 children in 4 locations: Spain, Germany, urban US, and suburban US. Confirmatory factor analysis suggested that the 2-factor model(More)
The frequency, severity, recognition, cost, and outcomes of adolescent substance use comorbidity were analyzed in the Fort Bragg Demonstration Project. Comorbidity was defined as the co-occurrence of substance use disorder (SUD) with other psychiatric diagnosis. The sample consisted of 428 adolescent clients whose providers' diagnoses were compared with(More)
Controversial early results of the Fort Bragg mental-health-effectiveness study indicated that the continuum of care did not produce better outcomes (i.e., children's rate of improvement was the same in both the demonstration and comparison sites). The present study considered outcomes at 5-year follow-up to examine long-term effects from the continuum of(More)
Therapeutic alliance (TA), the helping relationship that develops between a client and clinician, has received little attention in child treatment studies until recently, though it is the factor found to be most predictive of clinical outcomes. Furthermore, TA is cited as one of the most important components to effective therapy according to practicing(More)
Concerns about session limits imposed by behavioral health care organizations (BHOs) have prompted an examination of the dose-effect relationship in psychotherapy. This study of the dose-effect relationship in child psychotherapy used multiple outcome measures and standardized data-collection points and addressed the confound between dose, effect, and(More)