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Research Article

Mental Health in Children with Cerebral Palsy: Does Screening Capture the Complexity?

Table 4

Mental health screening compared to having a psychiatric disorder (according to DSM-IV criteria assessed by Kiddie-SADS) for children with cerebral palsy at school starting age.

SDQ-symptoms versus psychiatric disordersAbove 90th percentile on SDQa  N (%)Psychiatric disorder present  N (%)SensitivitySpecificityPPVNPV

Emotional symptoms versus emotional disordersb14 (29.8)5 (10.6)1.000.790.361.00
Conduct problems versus conduct disorder/ODDc16 (34.8)4 (8.5)0.500.670.130.93
Hyperactivity problems versus ADHD/ADDb6 (12.8)24 (51.1)0.130.870.500.49
Total Difficulties Score versus any psychiatric disorderc31 (67.4)26 (56.5)0.850.550.710.73
Peer problems versus any psychiatric disorder41 (89.1)26 (56.5)
Impact score versus any psychiatric disorder27 (57.4)27 (57.4)0.740.650.740.65

PPV: positive predictive value; NPV: negative predictive value; aSDQ: strengths and difficulties questionnaire b ; c .

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