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Year : 2000  |  Volume : 42  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 66-72

Applicability of Rutter-B Scale on Indian Population


1 Department of Psychiatry, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh- 160 012, India
2 Department of Psychiatry, Govt. Medical College & Hospital, Chandigarh, India

Correspondence Address:
Savita Malhotra
Department of Psychiatry, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh- 160 012
India
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Applicability of Rutter-B Scale for completion by teachers was assessed on a representative sample of 963 school children between the ages of 4-11 yrs. The findings revealed that at the recommended cut-off score of 9, the scale has low sensitivity (51.8%) and very low specificity (34.1%). Concordance between assessment by Rutter-B Scale and clinical assessment to pick up psychiatric disorder was 33.6%. Limitations of the scale as a screening instrument in child psychiatry epidemiology are discussed.



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