[Age-specific effects at the beginning of in-/out-/day patient welfare measures]

Prax Kinderpsychol Kinderpsychiatr. 2014;63(2):99-113.
[Article in German]


The study presented examines age-specific differences in emotional and behaviour problems as well as resources at the beginning of in-, out- and day-patient youth welfare measures. Additionally, parenting-skills were investigated. A sample of N = 126 was divided by the median (10.1 years) thus leading to two groups: ages six to ten (version for parents) versus eleven to sixteen (self-completion). Children and adolescents were evaluated with the SDQ, parenting skills with the DEAPQ-EL-GS. Values of both groups were compared cross-sectionally with multivariate, one-factorial variance analysis. Parents of younger children achieve significantly better results for parenting-skills. Compared to the older ones, younger children show significantly greater behaviour problems. Younger children belong to the group especially affected in youth welfare measures. Therefore, measures should be specifically adapted for this group to reduce symptoms.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Ambulatory Care*
  • Child
  • Day Care, Medical*
  • Female
  • Germany
  • Health Plan Implementation
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Patient Admission*
  • Program Evaluation
  • Sex Education