Protocol - Psychological Symptomatology of Children - Ages 1.5 - 5
A questionnaire on a child’s behavior providing scores on numerous scales. These include overarching Internalizing Problems, Externalizing Problems, and Total Problems, and specific syndrome scales (e.g., depressive, anxiety, autism spectrum, ADHD, aggression, sleep problems, somatic complaints, withdrawn behaviors). A supplemental Language Development Survey for ages 18-35 months is also included. Versions are available for report by the child’s parents, primary caregivers, or surrogates, or by the child’s daycare providers or teachers.
The CBCL/1 ½-5 should be used when the respondent is the childs caregiver/parent. The C-TRF should be used when the respondent is the childs daycare provider or teacher. These measures may be considered when a broad assessment of a range of indicators of psychological well-being, including DSM-based scales, is desired. Both measures are proprietary. Complete scoring options require purchase of scoring materials.
It is important to indicate who completed the form (relationship to child).
The Child Behavior Checklist Preschool Assessment for Ages 1 ½ - 5 years is a form to rate concerns about a child’s emotional and behavioral functioning. Scores can be compared against multicultural, age, and gender norms. Forms are available for completion by the child’s parent/caregiver (CBCL/1½ -5) or the child’s daycare provider/teacher (C-TRF).
The Child Behavior Checklist for Ages 1 ½ - 5 is a proprietary protocol, and administration requires a license from ASEBA®.
Personnel and Training Required
|Specialized requirements for biospecimen collection||No|
|Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individual||No|
Mode of Administration
Parent, Caregiver, or Teacher of Child aged 1.5-5 years.
Supplemental Language Survey Development section aged for 18 months to 35 months.
This is a widely used measure for “general” mental health in preschool-aged children. This protocol has been incorporated into the National Institutes of Health study, Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO).
|caDSR Common Data Elements (CDE)||Pediatric Age 11/2 - 5 Child Behavior Checklist Assessment Scale||7054924||CDE Browser|
|Human Phenotype Ontology||Behavioral abnormality||HP:0000708||HPO|
Process and Review
Protocol Name from Source
Child Behavior Checklist for Ages 1 ½ - 5
N. Bilenberg, The Child Behaviors Checklist (CBCL) and related material: standardization and validation in Danish population based and clinically based samples. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica,2007;100 (S398): 2-52.
Child Behavior Checklist for Ages 1½ - 5 is a proprietary instrument, and administration requires a licensing agreement from ASEBA®:
Weeland J., van Aar J. and Overbeek G., Dutch Norms for the Eyberg Child Behavior Inventory: Comparisons with other Western Countries, Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 2017; 40 (2): 224-234.
Minh Dang H., Nguyen H. and Weiss B., Incremental validity of the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) and the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) in Vietnam, Asian Journal of Psychiatry, 2017; 29, (96).
Achenbach, T. M. (2009). The Achenbach System of Empirically Based Assessment (ASEBA): Development, Findings, Theory, and Applications. Burlington, VT: University of Vermont Research Center for Children, Youth, & Families.
Achenbach, T. M. (2014). Using multicultural research to expand the scope of developmental psychopathology. In J. Burack & Schmidt (Eds.), Cultural and contextual perspectives on development at-risk (pp. 7-38). New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Achenbach, T.M., Becker, A., Döpfner, M., Heiervang, E., Roessner, V., Steinhausen, H., & Rothenberger, A. (2008). Multicultural assessment of child and adolescent psychopathology with ASEBA and SDQ instruments: research findings, applications, and future directions. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 49, 251-275.
Achenbach, T. M., & Rescorla, L. A. (2000). Manual for the ASEBA Preschool Forms & Profiles. Burlington, VT: University of Vermont, Research Center for Children, Youth, & Families.
Achenbach, T. M., & Rescorla, L. A. (2010). Multicultural Supplement to the Manual for the ASEBA Preschool Forms & Profiles. Burlington, VT: University of Vermont, Research Center for Children, Youth, & Families.
|Variable Name||Variable ID||Variable Description||dbGaP Mapping|
|PX301101010000||Protocol 301101 - proprietary. Check DCW for more||N/A|
Psychological Symptomology of Children
December 11, 2019
A questionnaire to assess children for emotional and behavioral problems, including DSM-oriented problems (e.g., depressive, anxiety, ADHD, ODD) and other problems (e.g., somatic complaints, withdrawn behaviors, aggressive behavior).
The Child Behavior Checklist assess observable child behaviors that may be indicative of psychological problems and compares responses against multicultural, age, and gender norms. A Language Development Survey for ages 18-35 months is also included.
ASEBA®, University of Vermont, Pediatric Development, Child Behavior Checklist
|Protocol ID||Protocol Name|
|301101||Psychological Symptomatology of Children - Ages 1.5 - 5|
|301102||Psychology Symptomatology of Children - Ages 6-18 (School age)|
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