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ERIC Number: EJ906490
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1063-4266
Clinical Usefulness of the Oppositional Defiant Disorder Rating Scale (ODDRS)
O'Laughlin, Elizabeth M.; Hackenberg, Jessica L.; Riccardi, Maria M.
Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, v18 n4 p247-255 Dec 2010
The present study examined the reliability, validity, and clinical utility of the "Oppositional Defiant Disorder Rating Scale" (ODDRS) in a population of children referred for ADHD evaluation. The diagnostic benefit of using a rating scale specific to Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), in addition to a broad range behavior scale, was also investigated. Parents and teachers of 177 clinic-referred children provided ratings on the ODDRS. The average correlation between parent and teacher ratings was minimal (r = 0.13). Children diagnosed with ODD through structured parent interviews were found to have elevated scores on the parent version of the ODDRS, as compared to children without a research diagnosis of ODD. However teacher ratings did not discriminate between the ODD and no-ODD groups. There was minimal evidence of incremental validity as classification rates for the ODDRS were almost identical to classification rates based on the Aggression subscale of the "Behavior Assessment System for Children" (BASC-2). (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Behavior Assessment System for Children