Prospective study of intake procedures in a child psychiatry clinic

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

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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 - 1986

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Child Psychiatry
Appointments and Schedules
Prospective Studies
Ambulatory Care Facilities
Compliance
Parents
Communication
Therapeutics
Surveys and Questionnaires

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Clinical Psychology

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Joshi, P. K., Maisami, M., & Coyle, J. T. (1986). Prospective study of intake procedures in a child psychiatry clinic. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 47(3), 111-113.

Prospective study of intake procedures in a child psychiatry clinic. / Joshi, P. K.; Maisami, M.; Coyle, J. T.

In: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, Vol. 47, No. 3, 1986, p. 111-113.

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Joshi, PK, Maisami, M & Coyle, JT 1986, 'Prospective study of intake procedures in a child psychiatry clinic', Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, vol. 47, no. 3, pp. 111-113.
Joshi, P. K. ; Maisami, M. ; Coyle, J. T. / Prospective study of intake procedures in a child psychiatry clinic. In: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. 1986 ; Vol. 47, No. 3. pp. 111-113.
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