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ERIC Number: EJ805643
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1087-0547
Psychometric Properties of an Adult ADHD Diagnostic Interview
Epstein, Jeffery N.; Kollins, Scott H.
Journal of Attention Disorders, v9 n3 p504-514 2006
Although research has been conducted to support the psychometric properties of rating scales used to assess ADHD in adults, little work has been published examining semi-structured interviews to assess ADHD in adults. The present study examined the test-retest reliability and concurrent validity of the Conners Adult ADHD Diagnostic Interview for "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders" (4th ed.; "DSM-IV") in a sample (N = 30) of patients referred to an outpatient clinic. Kappa statistics for individual symptoms of inattention and hyperactivity-impulsivity were in the fair to good range for current report and retrospective childhood report. Kappa values for overall diagnosis, which included all "DSM-IV" symptoms, were fair for both current (adult) ADHD diagnosis (kappa = 0.67) and childhood report (kappa = 0.69). Concurrent validity was demonstrated for adult hyperactive-impulsive symptoms and child inattentive symptoms. The findings are discussed in the context of overall issues pertaining to adult ADHD assessment. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Conners Rating Scales