Journal article

Acceptability of an emotional and behavioural screening tool for children in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services in urban NSW

Anna Williamson, Sally Redman, Mark Dadds, John Daniels, Catherine D'Este, Beverley Raphael, Sandra Eades, Tracey Skinner

AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY | INFORMA HEALTHCARE | Published : 2010

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To assess the acceptability and face validity of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) in Aboriginal community controlled health services (ACCHOs) located in the greater Sydney region. METHODS: A qualitative study was conducted in three ACCHOs located within the greater Sydney region in 2008-2009. A semi-structured approach was used in focus groups and small group interviews (n = 47) to elicit participants' views on the appropriateness of the SDQ and any additional issues of importance to Aboriginal child and adolescent mental health. RESULTS: The SDQ was found to cover many important aspects of Aboriginal child and adolescent mental health, however, the wording of so..

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