The PSI-4-SF is an abbreviated version of the full-length PSI-4.
- Thirty-six items are divided into three domains: Parental Distress (PD), Parent-Child Dysfunctional Interaction (P-CDI), and Difficult Child (DC), which combine to form a Total Stress scale.
- One simple form contains everything you need for administering the measure and for scoring and profiling results.
- The PSI-4-SF’s brevity allows primary health care providers to identify those families most in need of follow-up services. It is also ideal for use in schools, mental health clinics, and research.
- Empirical validity has been established in studies that focused on parenting of Head Start children, medication adherence, and cognitive development of infants.
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The PSI-4 is a 120-item inventory that focuses on three major domains of stress: child characteristics, parent characteristics, and situational/demographic life stress. Commonly used as a diagnostic or screening measure to evaluate the parenting system, the PSI-4 helps identify at-risk or problem areas in the child’s or parent’s behaviour. Major enhancements in this revision include: improved cultural sensitivity of item language, increased internal consistency of scales, the addition of age-based norms at the domain and subscale level, enhanced factor loading of items on scales, the addition of T scores to enhance interpretation, and a new normative sample that includes fathers.Learn more about the PSI-4.