By Richard R. Abidin, EdD
Purpose: Quickly identify parent-child problem areas
Age: 1 to 12 years
Admin: Individual; Self-report
Time: 10 minutes scoring time 2 minutes
The PSI-4-SF is an abbreviated version of the full-length PSI-4.
- Thirty-six items are broken into three domains: Parental Distress (PD), Parent-Child Dysfunctional Interaction (P-CDI), and Difficult Child (DC), which combine to form a Total Stress scale.
- One simple form contains all you need for administering the measure and for scoring and profiling results.
- The PSI-4-SF's brevity allows primary health care providers to identify and target those families most in need of follow-up services. It is also ideal for use in schools, mental health clinics, and research.
- Empirical validity has been shown to exist in studies that focused on parenting of Head Start children, medication adherence, and cognitive development of infants.