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Table 3 Results from four separate logistic regression analyses for each scoring method on clinical CBCL scores and treatment status, taking the identification by the PCH into account (n = 707); adjusted odds ratios (OR) and 95% Confidence Intervals (95% CI), for identification by PCH and the SDQ scoring method

From: A comparison of four scoring methods based on the parent-rated Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire as used in the Dutch preventive child health care system

  Clinical CBCL total clinical score Clinical CBCL Internalising problems score Clinical CBCL Externalising problems score Being treated for psychosocial problems
  Adjusted OR (95% CI) Adjusted OR (95% CI) Adjusted OR (95% CI) Adjusted OR (95% CI)
Elevated SDQ TDS cut-off ≥ 14     
   PCH detects problems yes (vs no)* 2.59 (1.23–5.47) 3.58 (2.01–6.40) 1.92 (0.85–4.32) ns 7.20 (3.46–14.99)
   Elevated SDQ score yes (vs no) 49.93 (23.67–105.36) 12.92 (6.97–23.92) 31.69 (13.96–71.98) 5.54 (2.78–11.06)
Parent-defined difficulties     
   PCH detects problems yes (vs no)* 3.57 (1.85–6.89) 3.56 (1.99–6.35) 2.79 (1.30–5.97) 6.72 (3.20–14.11)
   Elevated SDQ score yes (vs no) 16.33 (6.20–24.45) 12.52 (6.52–24.03) 10.44 (4.85–22.48) 7.02 (3.44–14.34)
High sub-scale score/impairment     
   PCH detects problems yes (vs no)* 3.47 (1.76–6.85) 3.96 (1.80–6.29) 2.55 (1.17–5.57) 7.72 (3.72–16.00)
   Elevated SDQ score yes (vs no) 26.76 (12.53–57.17) 13.79 (6.74–28.21) 19.64 (8.81–43.81) 5.68 (2.66–12.11)
Combination of these three scores$     
   PCH detects problems yes (vs no)* 1.96 (0.95–4.06) ns 2.63 (1.43–4.85) 1.73 (0.78–3.83) ns 5.75 (2.70–12.25)
   Elevated SDQ score yes (vs no) 36.04 (16.66–77.96) 15.17 (8.26–27.88) 21.29 (9.24–49.06) 6.75 (3.40–13.41)
  1. * adjusted odds ratios: adjusted for the scoring method.
  2. $ Using the adapted Clinical SDQ cut-off; ≥ 14.