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Table 3 Cross tabulation of CBAI score and assessment of clinical psychologist (gold standard) at the cut off score of > 16

From: The Child Behaviour Assessment Instrument: development and validation of a measure to screen for externalising child behavioural problems in community setting

  Assessment by clinical psychologist (Gold standard)  
Assessment based on the questionnaire Problem behaviour N (%) Normal behaviour N (%) Total N (%)
Problem behaviour 54 (88.20) 50 (18.46) 104 (31.33)
Normal behaviour 7 (11.47) 221(81.54) 228 (68.67)
Total 61 (100.00) 271 (100.00) 332 (100.00)
  1. Sensitivity = 54/61 × 100 = 88.52
  2. Specificity = 221/271 × 100 = 81.54
  3. Predictive value positive = 54/104 × 100 = 51.92
  4. Predictive value negative 221/228 × 100 = 96.92