Use of a brief standardized screening instrument in a primary care setting to enhance detection of social-emotional problems among youth in foster care.

@article{Jee2011UseOA,
  title={Use of a brief standardized screening instrument in a primary care setting to enhance detection of social-emotional problems among youth in foster care.},
  author={Sandra H Jee and Jill S. Halterman and Moira A Szilagyi and Anne-Marie Conn and Linda J. Alpert-Gillis and Peter G. Szilagyi},
  journal={Academic pediatrics},
  year={2011},
  volume={11 5},
  pages={409-13}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether systematic use of a validated social-emotional screening instrument in a primary care setting is feasible and improves detection of social-emotional problems among youth in foster care. METHODS Before-and-after study design, following a practice intervention to screen all youth in foster care for psychosocial problems using the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ), a validated instrument with 5 subdomains. After implementation of systematic screening… CONTINUE READING