November 1962


Author Affiliations

Columbus, Ohio

Am J Dis Child. 1962;104(5):583. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1962.02080030585008

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To the Editor: The authors of the lead article of the July issue of the Journal are certainly to be commended for their correlation of children's behavior with certain parental attitudes. The use of an IBM computer to aid such a study is impressive.

Dr. Kearsley and his associates have developed an extremely useful procedure which could be duplicated easily and successfully by all of us, but which they have not emphasized. We all want to know more about the feelings and the family interaction of the children we treat. But often the demands of limited time cut short our question asking in this area. These authors have proved that almost all parents are willing, in fact, flattered, to fill out a detailed booklet questionnaire about the behavior of their individual child for the doctor's records. Here is a way to save time and yet get the information we really

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