Child Psychiatry and Human Development

, Volume 26, Issue 2, pp 85–95

Parent and teacher reports of problem behaviors in child psychiatric inpatients: Cross-informant correlations on admission and at 5-month follow-up

  • Andre Sourander
  • Hans Helenius
  • Jorma Piha

DOI: 10.1007/BF02353233

Cite this article as:
Sourander, A., Helenius, H. & Piha, J. Child Psych Hum Dev (1995) 26: 85. doi:10.1007/BF02353233


The present study compared parent and teacher evaluations of behavioral problems in a sample of school-age child psychiatric inpatients on admission and at 5-month follow-up. Both parents and teachers viewed changes in children's emotional/behavioral problems over the course of the follow-up period rather similarly. In general, parents and teachers viewed children's behavior as significantly improved relative to pretreatment.

Key Words

Cross-Informant Correlations Short-Term Inpatient Treatment Follow-up 

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© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Andre Sourander
    • 1
  • Hans Helenius
    • 2
  • Jorma Piha
    • 2
  1. 1.Turku University HospitalTurkuFinland
  2. 2.Department of Child PsychiatryUniversity of TurkuTurkuFinland

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