Skip to main content
×
×
Home

Attendance at child psychiatric clinics

  • A. Ubeysekara (a1) and N. Cox (a1)
Abstract

A study of 41 families who failed to attend their first appointment at a child psychiatric clinic is described. The study was prospective over a period of one year and the families were interviewed personally; 14.9% failed their first appointment. Improvement of the child's symptoms during the waiting period, anxiety about seeing a psychiatrist/social worker, financial difficulties and the invitation to the family to attend were common reasons given for non-attendance. Another important factor was that families were ill-prepared by the referrers.

    • Send article to Kindle

      To send this article to your Kindle, first ensure no-reply@cambridge.org is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. Then enter the ‘name’ part of your Kindle email address below. Find out more about sending to your Kindle. Find out more about sending to your Kindle.

      Note you can select to send to either the @free.kindle.com or @kindle.com variations. ‘@free.kindle.com’ emails are free but can only be sent to your device when it is connected to wi-fi. ‘@kindle.com’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply.

      Find out more about the Kindle Personal Document Service.

      Attendance at child psychiatric clinics
      Available formats
      ×
      Send article to Dropbox

      To send this article to your Dropbox account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Dropbox.

      Attendance at child psychiatric clinics
      Available formats
      ×
      Send article to Google Drive

      To send this article to your Google Drive account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Google Drive.

      Attendance at child psychiatric clinics
      Available formats
      ×
Copyright
This is an Open Access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Corresponding author
Correspondence
References
Hide All
Belton, M. & O'Donovan, A. (1993) Local child psychiatric service. Association for Child Psychology and Psychiatry Review and Newsletter, 15(3), 120124.
Cottrell, D., Hill, P., Walk, D., et al (1988) Factors influencing non-attendance at child psychiatry outpatient appointments. British Journal of Psychiatry, 152, 201204.
Jaffa, T. & Griffin, S. (1990) Does a shorter wait for a first appointment improve the attendance rate in child psychiatry? Association for Child Psychology and Psychiatry Review and Newsletter, 12(2), 911.
Lefebvre, A., Sommerauer, J., Cohen, N., et al (1983) Where did all the ‘no-shows’ go? Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 28, 387390.
Richards, H. (1990) What do they do at the child guidance? Association for Child Psychology and Psychiatry Review and Newsletter, 12(3), 1317.
Recommend this journal

Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this journal to your organisation's collection.

BJPsych Bulletin
  • ISSN: 0955-6036
  • EISSN: 1472-1473
  • URL: /core/journals/bjpsych-bulletin
Please enter your name
Please enter a valid email address
Who would you like to send this to? *
×

Metrics

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between <date>. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Usage data cannot currently be displayed

Attendance at child psychiatric clinics

  • A. Ubeysekara (a1) and N. Cox (a1)
Submit a response

eLetters

No eLetters have been published for this article.

×

Reply to: Submit a response


Your details


Conflicting interests

Do you have any conflicting interests? *