Hilton, K., Turner, C. M, Krebs, G., Volz, C. & Heyman, I. (2012). Parent experiences of attending a specialist clinic for assessment of their child's obsessive compulsive disorder. Child and Adolescent Mental Health,17(1), J. Barlow, K. Sayal, L. Leve & P. Harnett. 31-36. United Kingdom: Blackwell Publishing Inc.. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-3588.2011.00607.x
Background: There are few published studies that have examined parental satisfaction with child mental health assessment. This study reports parental satisfaction with assessment in a national and specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders. Method: Forty parents completed a specially developed questionnaire designed to assess expectations and experiences of attending a specialist assessment. Results: High levels of satisfaction were reported. Common expectations of the assessment included: advice or information about the treatment of OCD, a diagnosis or understanding of the child's problems, and an offer of treatment. Conclusions: The majority of parents reported that their expectations were met, and some suggestions for improvement to the service were noted.
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