What is the difference between a profile and a template?

Answer:  A hand-scored profile is an 8.5 x 14" sheet of paper on which the problem items of the CBCL/1.5-5 or C-TRF are displayed for each syndrome.  The 0-1-2 scores for each item are copied onto the profile from the CBCL/1.5-5 or C-TRF completed for a child.  The 0-1-2 scores for the items of a syndrome are summed to obtain the total score for the syndrome.  The score for each syndrome is marked in a graphic display and the user draws lines between the marked scores to form a profile.  One profile is needed for each form that is hand-scored.  If you use our computer-scoring program, you do not need hand-scored profiles.

template is a reusable cardboard cutout that helps you transfer the 0-1-2 item scores from the completed CBCL/1.5-5 or C-TRF to a hand-scored profile.  When a template is placed on a completed CBCL/1.5-5 or C-TRF, it indicates the syndrome scales and DSM-oriented scales on which the 0-1-2 item scores should be copied.  

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