Methodological considerations in the evaluation of the convergence of psychiatric diagnoses and parent-informant checklists.

  • R B Kline
  • Published 1988 in Journal of abnormal child psychology


Psychiatric diagnoses and objective parent checklists are alternative ways to describe child adjustment problems. There has recently been interest in evaluating the degree of agreement or convergence between these sources of information. This paper addresses three issues neglected by researchers in this area. The appropriateness of the use of indices of… (More)