Eyberg Child Behavior Inventory (EBCI)

PCIT Cohort 5

The Eyberg Child Behavior Inventory (EBCI)* is a caregiver-report measure that assesses caregiver-perceived perceptions of disruptive behavior severity, such as conduct, aggression, and attention problems, using a 7-point Likert scale. The ECBI provides information about the frequency and severity of problem behaviors in children and adolescents from two to 16 years old using two scales (i.e., Intensity and Problem Scales). Due to limited data collected on the Problem Scale, only analyses of the Intensity Scale scores will be conducted.

Descriptive Statistics:  Pre- and post-treatment assessment measure means and standard deviations for the ECBI Intensity Scale are listed in the table below, as well as the range of possible scores and range of clinically significant scores.

ECBI Intensity Scale: Descriptive Statistics

Repeated Measures:  Repeated measures analyses (paired samples t-tests) were conducted to examine pre-post group mean differences on the ECBI Intensity Scale.  Analyses revealed statistically significant improvements from pre- to post-treatment.

ECBI Intensity Scale: Paired Sample T-tests

ECBI Intensity Scale: Pre-Post Treatment Mean Score

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Individual Clinically-Significant Change:

Of the eight PCIT Cohort 4 clients who had pre-treatment ECBI Intensity scores, five had pre-treatment scores at or above the clinical cut-off score of 130. At post-treatment, all five clients had an Intensity score recorded. Analysis of this data showed that the post-treatment Intensity scores for three of these five clients (60%) decreased to non-clinically significant levels.

* Eyberg, S., & Pincus, D. (1999). Eyberg Child Behavior Inventory & Sutter-Eyberg Student Behavior Inventory-Revised: Professional Manual. Odessa, FL: Psychological Assessment Resources. http://www4.parinc.com/Products/Product.aspx?ProductID=ECBI

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