Child Psychiatry and Human Development

, Volume 16, Issue 1, pp 57–64 | Cite as

The assessment of depression and anxiety in hospitalized pediatric patients

  • Linda J. Eason
  • A. J. FinchJr.
  • William Brasted
  • Conway F. Saylor
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Abstract

In order to objectively assess the psychological effects of hospitalization on children, it is necessary for psychiatric consultants to have available to them reliable, valid assessment tools. This study found that three interview rating scales of children's depression and anxiety did not discriminate between depressed and anxious patients hospitalized in a pediatric setting. These constructs may not be distinct from one another in pediatric populations.

Keywords

Pediatric Patient Social Psychology Assessment Tool Pediatric Population Psychological Effect 

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© Human Sciences Press 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Linda J. Eason
    • 1
  • A. J. FinchJr.
    • 2
  • William Brasted
    • 3
  • Conway F. Saylor
    • 4
  1. 1.Medical University of South CarolinaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesMedical University of South CarolinaCharleston
  3. 3.Westbank Center for Behavioral MedicineUSA
  4. 4.Medical University of South CarolinaUSA

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