Current Psychiatry Reports

, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp 122–126 | Cite as

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
Article

Abstract

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.

Keywords

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

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