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Presented at the 19th Annual Research Conference

Identification and Management of Youth Psychosocial Problems in Pediatric Primary Care

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Session Number: 38 Room: Salon I

Presenting: Jonathan Brown; Lawrence Wissow

All Authors for this paper: Jonathan Brown; Lawrence Wissow

Presentation Type: paper presentation

Synopsis: Following 814 medical visits, pediatric primary care providers (PCPs) endorsed the presence of youth psychosocial problems and whether treatment was provided. PCPs completed measures of psychosocial attitudes and ease of consulting mental health specialists. Parents and youth completed the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire. PCPs were not more likely to identify externalizing disorders compared with internalizing disorders, but were more likely to provide treatment for an externalizing disorder. PCPs were more likely to identify a problem (OR: 9.91, p = 0.01) and deliver any treatment (OR: 8.93, p < 0.00) when psychosocial issues were discussed and the parent endorsed the child imposed burden. PCPs with more negative psychosocial orientation were more likely to inaccurately identify problems and treatment was negatively related to the ability to consult with specialists.

Date: Friday, February 24, 2006

Session Time: 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Presentation Time: 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM