Year: 1992 Source: Hospital and Community Psychiatry, v.43, no.1, (January 1992), p.44-48 SIEC No: 19920232

Intake data for 61 children in 3 types of mental health programs were compared to examine the assumption that the level of a program’s intrusiveness is positively related to a child’s severity of dysfunction. Results supported the relationship between intrusiveness & dysfunction only when children in outpatient treatment were compared with those in the other 2 programs. Children treated in the home-based program were more dysfunctional than those treated in the partial hospitalization program.