Child Symptom Inventory-4 (CSI-4)
The Child Symptom Inventory-4 (CSI-4) is a DSM-IV-referenced rating scale that screens for emotional and behavioural symptoms of childhood disorders. There are both parent (97 items) and teacher versions (77 items). The CSI-4: Parent Checklist contains screens for 15 emotional and behavioral disorders, and the CSI-4: Teacher Checklist contains screens for 13 emotional and behavioral disorders. The CSI-4 can be scored to derive Symptom Count scores or Symptom Severity scores.
Appropriate target populations
Children between 5 and 12 years old.
The CSI-4 can be administered paper-and-pencil to either the parent or teacher of the child.
_X_ self-administered (paper-and-pencil)
___ self-administered (computer)
_X_ Other (Spanish)
Accessibility and cost
___ no charge for use
___ use requires permission of test developer
___ use requires special training and/or professional or academic credentials
_X_ fee for use
The CSI-4 Deluxe Kit contains the Consolidated Manual, 25 Parent Checklists, 25 Teacher Checklists, 50 Symptom Count score sheets (with scoring instructions, cutoff scores and rule-out diagnoses), and 50 Symptom Severity Profile (T scores) score sheets for both Parent and Teacher Checklists for $108.00.
Where to access
Summary of test development data
Quality of reporting
Moderate, based on STARD rating (see Appendix, p.76).
Summary of validity and reliability data
Moderate, based largely on the fact there is, as yet, only one criterion-related validity study based on a diagnostic gold standard and also that study is based on boys only.