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ERIC Number: EJ804425
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1087-0547
Monitoring Quality of Life in Adults with ADHD: Reliability and Validity of a New Measure
Landgraf, Jeanne M.
Journal of Attention Disorders, v11 n3 p351-362 2007
Objective: To develop and evaluate a questionnaire, the ADHD Impact Module for Adults (AIM-A), to dimension quality of life for adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Method: Six multi-item AIM scales were developed and evaluated in 317 participants enrolled in an open-label trial. Multitrait scaling analysis and correlations between the AIM-A and the ADHD Rating Scale were evaluated. Differences in scale scores based on severity (clinician rated), subtype, previous medication experience, and sensitivity to change were examined, and F statistics were compared for the AIM-A and the ADHD Rating Scale. Results: 100-80% scaling successes were observed for the AIM-A scales. Alpha coefficients were greater than or equal to 0.83. Significant correlations were observed (range: 0.494 to 0.200). The AIM-A discriminated based on severity, subtype, and medication experience (p less than or equal to 0.01) and was sensitive to change (n = 23, p less than or equal to 0.001). Conclusion: Psychometric findings are encouraging. Future efforts will examine validity and responsiveness in larger clinical samples with different therapeutic interventions. (Contains 8 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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