Preschool Pediatric Symptom Checklist (PPSC)

CPP Cohort 4

Descriptive Statistics: Pre- and post-assessment measure means, standard deviations, and standard errors for the Preschool Pediatric Symptom Checklist (PPSC)* questionnaire (ages 18 months through 65 months) are listed in the table below, as well as the range of possible scores and scores that indicate review is needed.

Repeated Measures Analysis: Paired samples t-tests were conducted to examine pre-post group mean differences on the Preschool Pediatric Symptom Checklist (PPSC) scores.  Analyses did not show statistically significant improvement on the overall score for the Pediatric Symptom Checklist (screening for social/emotional problems).

PPSC: Paired Sample T-Test

PPSC: Pre-Post Mean Scores

Individual Clinically Significant Change: At pre-treatment, 4 clients had SWYC PPSC scores at or above the needs review cutoff score of 9.  None of these clients were missing post-treatment data for this scale.  Analysis showed that the PPSC score for 2 of the 4 clients (50%) decreased to levels that no longer need review by post-treatment.


* Sheldrick, R. C., Henson, B. S., Merchant, S., Neger, E. N., Murphy, J. M., & Perrin, E. C. (2012). The Preschool Pediatric Symptom Checklist (PPSC): development and initial validation of a new social/emotional screening instrument. Academic pediatrics, 12(5), 456-467

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