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ERIC Number: EJ866820
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1931-5864
Reliability and Validity of a German Version of the "Questions about Behavioral Function" (QABF) Scale for Self-Injurious Behavior in Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities
Bienstein, Pia; Nussbeck, Susanne
Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, v2 n4 p249-260 2009
The psychometric properties of a German version of the Questions About Behavioral Function Scale (QABF) (Matson & Vollmer, 1995) were examined in a sample of 522 individuals with intellectual disabilities residing in large facilities participated. The factor structure was first examined by exploratory factor analysis, yielding a five-factor-solution that was identical to the one described by the authors of the QABF and was statistically and clinically meaningful. Furthermore the factor structure was validated by confirmatory factor analysis. Fit indices indicated satisfactory model fit. Internal consistency was found to be good with Cronbach's alphas ranging from 0.84 to 0.62.Interrater reliability was fair with intraclass correlations ranging from 0.66 to 0.58. (Contains 1 figure and 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany