Current Psychiatry Reports

, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp 122–126

Face-to-Face Versus Telephone Administration of the Parent’s Version of the Children’s Interview for Psychiatric Syndromes (P-ChIPS)

  • Wynn W. Paing
  • Ronald A. Weller
  • Thomas A. Dixon
  • Elizabeth B. Weller

DOI: 10.1007/s11920-010-0101-2

Cite this article as:
Paing, W.W., Weller, R.A., Dixon, T.A. et al. Curr Psychiatry Rep (2010) 12: 122. doi:10.1007/s11920-010-0101-2


The aim of this study was to examine the acceptability and reliability of telephone administration of the parent’s version of the Children’s Interview for Psychiatric Syndromes (P-ChIPS), a diagnostic interview examining 21 separate psychiatric syndromes, compared with face-to-face administration. Parents of 12 participants—seven boys and five girls—completed this preliminary study. The mean age of the children was 12.2 years (SD, 3.9 years). In comparing telephone and face-to-face administrations of the P-ChIPS, the percent agreement for each diagnosis was 75% to 100%, with an average percent agreement of 93.8% across all disorders assessed. Results of the face-to-face and telephone administration of the P-ChIPS were comparable, but this needs to be confirmed using a larger sample.


Parent’s version of the Children’s Interview for Psychiatric Syndromes (P-ChIPS)

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wynn W. Paing
    • 1
  • Ronald A. Weller
    • 2
  • Thomas A. Dixon
    • 3
  • Elizabeth B. Weller
    • 4
  1. 1.Growth Opportunity CenterHuntingdon ValleyUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.Department of Child and Adolescent PsychiatryThe Children’s Hospital of PhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaUSA
  4. 4.The Children’s Hospital of PhiladelphiaUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA