Prospective study of intake procedures in a child psychiatry clinic

P. K. Joshi, M. Maisami, J. T. Coyle

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Abstract

Two methods of patient intake in a child psychiatry outpatient clinic were compared. In one, appointments were made immediately upon request; in the second, completion of a parental questionnaire was required before an appointment was made. Results indicated that a commitment from the parent/guardian evidenced by completing a parent-questionnaire prior to the screening appointment 1) significantly increased the attendance rate at first appointments, and 2) increased compliance in follow-up treatment. These findings indicate the importance of improved communication between parents and clinic personnel in facilitating the treatment of children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)111-113
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Psychiatry
Volume47
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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