Studying the "referability" of child clinical problems.

  title={Studying the "referability" of child clinical problems.},
  author={John R Weisz and Bahr Weiss},
  journal={Journal of consulting and clinical psychology},
  volume={59 2},
Child clinical problems may differ in their power to evoke clinic referral, and this "referability" of problems may also differ with the gender or culture of the child who manifests them. The authors propose (a) a method for the study of such differences and (b) a new statistic, the referability index (RI). RI reflects the frequency with which a child problem stimulates clinic referral, adjusted for its prevalence in the general population. RI was assessed across 118 child problems as a… CONTINUE READING

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