The Relationship Between Mother-Clinician Agreement Of Child Behavior Problems, Family Variables, And Treatment Engagement

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Increasing emphasis has been placed on the importance of a multimodal, multi-informant approach to the assessment and diagnosis of childhood psychiatric disorders (Jensen, et al., 1999; Ollendick & Hersen, 1993). Using this approach, the clinician is likely to encounter informant discrepancies. For clinicians attempting to gather information about a child's behavior, mothers are thought to be the most important informant; mothers' information is used most by clinicians for treatment decisions about the child ...
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Increasing emphasis has been placed on the importance of a multimodal, multi-informant approach to the assessment and diagnosis of childhood psychiatric disorders (Jensen, et al., 1999; Ollendick & Hersen, 1993). Using this approach, the clinician is likely to encounter informant discrepancies. For clinicians attempting to gather information about a child's behavior, mothers are thought to be the most important informant; mothers' information is used most by clinicians for treatment decisions about the child (Hricik & Keane, 1988; Treutler & Epkins, 2003). But research has demonstrated that some mothers tend to over-report their children's symptoms, agreeing less with other informants, including clinicians. This over-reporting has been associated with maternal depression, presence of family conflict and absence of family support (Breslau et al., 1988; Chi & Hinshaw, 2002; Chilcoat & Breslau, 1997; Grills & 011endick, 2003; Jensen et al., 1988a, 1988b; Kolko & Kazdin, 1993; Mosley & Thompson, 1995; Rickard et al., 1981; Youngstrom et al., 1999; Youngstrom et al., 2000). This may be due to over-reporting or other factors such as children of depressed mothers being more likely to be depressed themselves. The current study examined potential reporting differences between mothers and clinicians at the end of a multimodal, multi-informant assessment process. Informant agreement was based on perceived problems of child by the mother and clinician. Family conflict and family support also were assessed. This study has the unique contribution of having examined agreement between mothers and clinicians as it relates to treatment engagement, a topic that has received little attention to date. Using a regression analysis, clinician-rated maternal depression, family conflict, and directional agreement were found to predict engagement. In testing a mediation model agreement was found to partially mediate the following relationships: clinician-rated maternal depression and a measure of overall engagement and a measure of early engagement, and family conflict and overall engagement. Directional agreement was found to fully mediate the relationships between family conflict and early engagement, family support and overall engagement, and family support and early engagement. An exploratory hypothesis was examined and, using a regression analysis, agreement alone was found to predict engagement.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781243746399
  • Publisher: BiblioLabsII
  • Publication date: 9/8/2011
  • Pages: 204
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.43 (d)

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