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ERIC Number: EJ1019230
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1063-4266
The Incremental Utility of Behavioral Rating Scales and a Structured Diagnostic Interview in the Assessment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Vaughn, Aaron J.; Hoza, Betsy
Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, v21 n4 p227-239 Dec 2013
The current study examined the incremental utility of rating scales, a structured diagnostic interview, and multiple informants in a comprehensive assessment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The sample included 185 children with ADHD (M[subscript age] = 9.22, SD = 0.95) and 82 children without ADHD (M[subscript age] = 9.24, SD = 0.88). Logistic regressions were used to examine the incremental contribution of each method within an assessment of ADHD. Results indicated that information collected from a structured diagnostic interview was unable to significantly improve a prediction model including parent and teacher ratings (Block ?[superscript 2] = 0.91, ? = 0.64). Teacher ratings on symptom-based scales resulted in significant model improvement beyond parent ratings alone (Block ?[superscript] = 48.47, ? < 0.001). Exploratory analyses indicated that using behavioral rating scales correctly classified all participants by diagnosis. Clinical implications are highlighted, and future research directions are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Child Behavior Checklist; Woodcock Johnson Tests of Achievement; Woodcock Johnson Tests of Cognitive Ability
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