This study reports the psychometric properties of the Child Symptom Inventory (CSI-4; Gadow & Sprafkin, 2002) on the Romanian population. Psychometric properties were measured both in clinical and non-clinical groups of children aged between 7 and 12 years, using a multi-informant perspective. The results of the statistical analysis revealed that CSI-4 is a reliable and valid screening tool for Romanian childrenâs mental health, being in consonance with the original version of CSI-4. CSI-4 is a useful screening tool for psychiatric problems in school-aged children. This instrument can be used for assessment, intervention, treatment follow-up, as well as for research purposes.
KEYWORDS: childrenâs mental health, screening instrument, behavior problems, multi-informant evaluation, CSI-4.