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Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 286939, 11 pages
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Research Article

Cutting a Long Story Short? The Clinical Relevance of Asking Parents, Nurses, and Young Children Themselves to Identify Children’s Mental Health Problems by One or Two Questions

1Department of Child Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Tampere, 33014 Tampere, Finland
2Department of Child Psychiatry, Tampere University Hospital, PL 2000, 33521 Tampere, Finland
3School of Health Sciences, University of Tampere, 33014 Tampere, Finland
4Department of Psychiatry, Tampere University Hospital, PL 2000, 33521 Tampere, Finland

Received 4 July 2014; Revised 28 November 2014; Accepted 7 December 2014; Published 31 December 2014

Academic Editor: Veit Roessner

Copyright © 2014 Anne-Mari Borg et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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