Assessing the need for follow-up: The relationship of prognosis to posthospitalization adjustment

Terri Atkin White, Rita Benn, Deborah Gross, Carol Schaffer-Lopez

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Abstract

Parents of children (N-64) hospitalized at a psychiatric hospital between the years 1971 and 1976 rated their child's adjustment in a number of behavioral areas. Problems in school, making friends, acting age-appropriately, and handling aggression were reported to be the major sources of difficulty for 40% of the former patients. No statistical relationship was found between clinicians' prognosis at discharge and children's post-hospitalization adjustment. The authors discuss some of the variables that mitigate against accurate outcome pre diction and argue for the integration of an organized follow-up program into their treatment program.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-102
Number of pages12
JournalChild Psychiatry & Human Development
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1979
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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