Revista Latinoamericana de Psicopatologia Fundamental
Print version ISSN 1415-4714
KUPFER, Maria Cristina Machado et al. Predictive value of clinical risk indicators in child development: final results of a study based on psychoanalytic theory. Rev. latinoam. psicopatol. fundam. [online]. 2010, vol.13, n.1, pp. 31-52. ISSN 1415-4714. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1415-47142010000100003.
We present the final results of a study using the IRDI (Clinical Risk Indicators in Child Development). Based on a psychoanalytic approach, 31 risk signs for child development were constructed and applied to 726 children between the ages of 0 and 18 months. One sub-sample was evaluated at the age of three. The results showed a predictive capacity of IRDIs to indicate developmental problems; 15 indicators for the IRDI were also highlighted that predict psychic risk for the constitution of the subject.
Keywords : Risk signals; child development; psychoanalysis; developmental problems.