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The CAIA

           Thank you for your inquiry about the Child and Adolescent Impact Assessment (CAIA), formerly called the Child and Adolescent Burden Assessment(CABA). The CAIA was developed by A. Angold, M.K.S. Patrick, B.J. Burns, and E.J. Costello.

DESCRIPTION: Although adult psychiatric disorders have been found to be substantial sources of burden for family caretakers, less attention has been paid to the measurement of impact on the family resulting from children’s psychiatric disturbance. The CAIA begins with a brief summary of the symptoms (“problems”) that a parent has previously described his or her child as having, and focuses the rest of the interview on questions about the impact of these symptoms on the family. The CAIA is administered to the child’s parent or caretaker by a trained lay interviewer. Like most adult measures of burden, the CAIA takes a multidimensional view, assessing both subjective and objective aspects.

Click the pdf links below to review the CAIA:

  CAIA

  Glossary

COPYRIGHT PERMISSION: Should you wish to administer the CAIA to your patients or for your research study, please describe your proposed use of the CAIA and write to the address below to receive a letter of copyright approval from the first author, Adrian Angold, MRCPsych, at no charge. Citation in published works would be appreciated.

Developmental Epidemiology Center
Attention: Kristen Caldwell
DUMC Box 3454
Durham, North Carolina 27710

TRAINING: A ˝ day training session in the administration of the CAIA is required. Please contact our trainer, Kristen Caldwell, at 919-687-4686 extension 300 or email emeasures@psych.duhs.duke.edu to arrange a training session.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Please contact Anita Chalmers at (919) 687-4686, extension 230.

PERTINENT CITATIONS:

  • Angold A, Messer SC, Stangl D, Farmer EMZ, Costello EJ, & Burns BJ, ( 1998) Perceived parental burden and service use for child and adolescent psychiatric disorders. American Journal of Public Health, 88:75-80.
    Copyright 1998 by the American Public Health Association. Download article in PDF format here.  

  • Farmer EMZ, Burns BJ, Angold A, & Costello EJ (1997) Impact of Children’s Mental Health Problems on Families: Relationships with Service Use. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 5:230-238.
    Available in PDF format. Copyright (1997) by PRO-ED, Inc. Article available in PDF format, reprinted with permission from PRO-ED. Inc.

  • Messer SC, Angold A, Costello EJ, & Burns BJ (1996) The Child and Adolescent Burden Assessment (CABA): Measuring the family impact of emotional and behavioral problems. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, 6:261-284.
    Available in PDF format. Reproduced with the permission of Whurr Publishers Ltd. Download article now  

 

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