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

Applicability of Rutter-B Scale on Indian Population


Savita Malhotra1, Priti Arun2, Adarsh Kohli1 
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

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Savita Malhotra
Department of Psychiatry, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh- 160 012
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Malhotra S, Arun P, Kohli A. Applicability of Rutter-B Scale on Indian Population.Indian J Psychiatry 2000;42:66-72


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Malhotra S, Arun P, Kohli A. Applicability of Rutter-B Scale on Indian Population. Indian J Psychiatry [serial online] 2000 [cited 2020 Jan 24 ];42:66-72
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