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Asian J Psychiatr. 2013 Dec;6(6):528-31. doi: 10.1016/j.ajp.2013.06.009. Epub 2013 Jul 19.

Incidence rates of emotional and behavioural problems in Malaysian children as measured by parent ratings of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire.

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University of Ballarat, Australia. Electronic address: rapson.gomez@ballarat.edu.au.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

The aim of this study was to ascertain the rates of emotional and behavioural problems (emotional problems, conduct problems, hyperactivity, peer problems, and low prosocial behaviour) of Malaysian children.

METHODS:

In all 1407 Malaysian parents completed ratings of their children using the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire.

RESULTS:

The findings indicating that for these emotional and behavioural problems, about 5% are at the abnormal level and that another 10% are at the borderline abnormal level. This study also provided normative cut-off scores to ascertain borderline and abnormal bands for these problems.

DISCUSSION:

The clinical and cultural implications of the findings are discussed.

KEYWORDS:

Children; Malaysia; Rates of emotional and behavioural problems; Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire

PMID:
24309866
DOI:
10.1016/j.ajp.2013.06.009
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