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Parental developmental assessment of 18-month-old children:: reliability and predictive value
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Psychiatry, Ulleråker, University Hospital.
1987 (English)In: Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, ISSN 0012-1622, E-ISSN 1469-8749, Vol. 29, no 3, 351-362 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The reliability and predictive validity of a parental screening instrument based on the Griffiths Mental Developmental Scale was investigated in a Swedish population of 3245 18-month-old children. Parental and professional assessments were compared. 2 per cent of low-scoring children were tested with the Griffiths Scale, and correlation with parental assessment was 0.87. The prevalence of mental retardation and of learning disabilities were investigated in follow-up studies at eight and 14 years, and these studies identified all mentally retarded children at those ages among the low-scoring or attrition cases at 18 months. Other learning disabilities were reported for 51.2 per cent of low-scoring children, compared with 18.5 per cent of controls. A comparison between parental assessment scores and test scores at 18 months with follow-up results showed that the two assessment methods yielded similar predictions.

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1987. Vol. 29, no 3, 351-362 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-207578DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8749.1987.tb02489.xOAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-207578DiVA: diva2:648638
Available from: 2013-09-16 Created: 2013-09-16 Last updated: 2013-10-24Bibliographically approved

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