PCIT Cohorts 6-7
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 and Problem Scales. Analyses revealed statistically significant improvements from pre- to post-treatment on both scales.
ECBI Intensity Scale: Paired Sample T-tests
ECBI Intensity Scale: Pre-Post Treatment Mean Score
Individual Clinically-Significant Change:
Of the 13 PCIT Cohort 6 and 7 clients who had pre-treatment ECBI Intensity scores, 12 had pre-treatment scores at or above the clinical cut-off score of 131. At post-treatment, two clients were missing an Intensity score. Analysis of the remaining data showed that the post-treatment Intensity scores for 9 of these 10 remaining clients (90%) decreased to non-clinically significant levels.
Of the 13 PCIT Cohort 6 and 7 clients who had pre-treatment ECBI Problem scores, nine had pre-treatment scores at or above the clinical cut-off score of 15. At post-treatment, one client was missing an Intensity score. Analysis of the remaining data showed that the post-treatment Intensity scores for 6 of these 8 clients (75%) 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