Screening for psychosocial problems in 4-5-year-olds during routine EPSDT examinations: validity and reliability in a Mexican-American sample.

@article{Pagano1996ScreeningFP,
  title={Screening for psychosocial problems in 4-5-year-olds during routine EPSDT examinations: validity and reliability in a Mexican-American sample.},
  author={Maria Elizabeth Pagano and J. Michael Murphy and Marianne Graves Pedersen and D Mosbacher and J Crist-Whitzel and P T Jordan and Carla Rodas and Michael S. Jellinek},
  journal={Clinical pediatrics},
  year={1996},
  volume={35 3},
  pages={139-46}
}
The effectiveness of the Pediatric Symptom Checklist (PSC) as a psychosocial screening measure to meet Federal Medicaid/Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) requirements was examined in 117 low-income preschool (aged 4-5 years old) Hispanic children during well-child examinations in three clinics over an 8-month period. The PSC identified 7% of the sample as at risk for psychosocial problems. The PSC was significantly associated with parental ratings of the children's… CONTINUE READING