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ERIC Number: EJ985986
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-1366-8250
An ICF-CY-Based Content Analysis of the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales-II
Gleason, Kara; Coster, Wendy
Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, v37 n4 p285-293 Dec 2012
Background: The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), and its version for children and youth (ICF-CY), has been increasingly adopted as a system to describe function and disability. A content analysis of the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales-II (VABS-II) was conducted to examine congruence with the functioning and disability component of this framework. Method: The 383 VABS-II items contained a total of 1,231 concepts. Established linking rules were used to map these concepts to ICF-CY codes. Results: Overall the VABS-II concepts were well represented in the ICF-CY. Most of the concepts mapped to activity codes; however, about 30% of concepts were coded as body function. Most concepts represented relatively discrete activities, with more limited coverage of broader categories often included in measures of participation. Conclusions: The VABS-II content maps well to the ICF-CY activity/participation codes. Although VABS-II items ask about typical performance, item requirements often imply specific means of performance. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales