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Genet Couns. 1999;10(1):89-93.

Behavior problems and personality aspects of 40 children with velo-cardio-facial syndrome.

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  • 1Cleft Palate Team, Utrecht University Hospital for Children and Youth, Het Wilhelmina Kinderziekenhuis, Utrecht, The Netherlands.


Data are collected with the Child Behavior Check List (CBCL) as well as with the Teacher Report Form (TRF) of 40 VCFS children between 4 and 18 years of age. Half of the group shows very high problem scores in the "clinical" range. The average T-score of the VCFS children as a group are over 60 (one standard deviation above the mean) for the "total problem score" and the "internalising score". The highest scores with the subscales are found with "withdrawn" and "social problems". But also "thought problems" and "attention problems" score over 60. The VCFS children show more behavior problems and personality problems than the matched control children with a craniofacial anomaly. The differences are highly statistically significant.

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