Volume 4 Issue 2

Volume 4 Issue 2

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Empirical Research

Screening Child Social-emotional and Behavioral Functioning in Low-Income African Country Contexts

Janet Nakigudde, Besa Bauta, Sharon Wolf, Keng-Yen Huang*

Increased attention is being paid to identifying and responding to the social-emotional and behavioral needs of children in low-income countries (LICs). Currently, there is little information available on the use of brief screening instruments in LICs. The lack of psychometrically sound brief assessment tools creates a challenge in determining the population prevalence of child social-emotional and behavioral risk burden in Sub-Saharan African (SSA) country contexts. This study sought to determine the reliability and validity of three brief parent-rated screening tools-the Social Competence Scale (SCS), Pictorial Pediatric Symptom Checklist (PPSC), and the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ)-in Uganda.

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Editor Note

Psychiatry and Behavioral Science

Sreedevi V, M.Sc., Ph.D

Jacobs Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science is committed to publish leading articles related to the disciplines of psychiatry like branches of psychiatrics, Psychotherapy, Addiction psychiatry, Biological psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, Social Psychiatry, Stress, Psycotrauma, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

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