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ERIC Number: EJ766650
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1063-4266
Oppositional Defiant Disorder Rating Scale: Preliminary Evidence of Reliability and Validity
Hommersen, Paul; Murray, Candice; Ohan, Jeneva L.; Johnston, Charlotte
Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, v14 n2 p118-125 Sum 2006
In this article, the authors report the psychometric properties of a parent-completed rating scale based on the criteria for oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) in the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-Fourth Edition-Text Revision" ("DSM-IV-TR"). Mothers of 294 boys and 48 girls with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and 53 boys and 45 girls without behavior problems completed the Oppositional Defiant Disorder Rating Scale (ODDRS). Fathers of 44 boys with ADHD also completed the scale, and 71 mothers of boys with ADHD provided 1-year test-retest data. The ODDRS had high internal consistency, high interrater reliability, and moderate 1-year test-retest reliability. The scale had one principal component and correlated as expected with related subscales from the "Child Behavior Checklist" and with overreactive parenting. Scores were not significantly correlated with parent or child age or with socioeconomic status. The strong psychometric properties indicate that this measure holds considerable promise for briefly assessing ODD in a manner consistent with the "DSM-IV-TR."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Child Behavior Checklist