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ERIC Number: EJ879116
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-1087-0547
Usefulness of a Clinician Rating Scale in Identifying Preschool Children with ADHD
Gopin, Chaya; Healey, Dione; Castelli, Katia; Marks, David; Halperin, Jeffrey M.
Journal of Attention Disorders, v13 n5 p479-488 2010
Objective: To ascertain the psychometric properties and clinical utility of the Behavioral Rating Inventory for Children (BRIC), a novel clinician inventory for preschoolers. Method: Completion of the BRIC for 214 preschoolers follows 2 evaluation sessions, generally separated by less than 2 weeks. Items are submitted to a Principal Components Analysis (PCA) with Varimax rotation. Test-retest reliability and validity relative to other measures are assessed. Results: PCA yields a 2-factor solution representing a "Symptom Triad" and a "Mood/Sociability Factor." Test-retest reliability of the triad and factor are 0.78 (p less than 0.001) and 0.55 (p less than 0.001), respectively. Correlations between parent and teacher ratings of ADHD-related behaviors and the Symptom Triad range from 0.39-0.47 (all p less than 0.001); similar correlations are found with laboratory measures of activity level (r = 0.35-0.49, all p less than 0.001). Conclusion: The Symptom Triad of the BRIC appears to be a reliable and valid tool that may assist researchers and clinicians in studying and diagnosing ADHD in preschoolers, particularly in cases where teacher ratings are unavailable. (Contains 4 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
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Language: English
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