Most cited CAMH paper joint #3 of 25: Screening Efficiency of the Child Behavior Checklist and Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire: A Systematic Review

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To celebrate the Child and Adolescent Mental Health journal’s 25th anniversary, we have released the 25 top cited articles of all time*! All papers are freely available online for you to read.

Number 3 of 25 is a tie! Jointly in 3rd is…

Erin M. Warnick, Michael B. Bracken, Stanislav Kasl
First Published: 11 August 2008

Key Practitioner Message:

  • Published data on the Child Behaviour Checklist (CBCL) and the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) indicate that both are efficient screeners for the identification of psychiatric disorders in youth.
  • Systematic reviews are a useful method for examining the utility of symptom scales to assess youth mental health disorders.
  • Dimensional symptom scales can be used to help identify areas of difficulty associated with mental health disorders in children and adolescents.

* as of December 2019

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