ERIC Number: EJ765128
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Further Psychometric Examination of the Tourette's Disorder Scales
Storch, Eric A.; Merlo, Lisa J.; Lehmkuhl, Heather; Grabill, Kristen M.; Geffken, Gary R.; Goodman, Wayne K.; Murphy, Tanya K.
Child Psychiatry and Human Development, v38 n2 p89-98 Aug 2007
The Tourette's Disorder Scales (Shytle et al., 2003) are parent- (Tourette's Disorder Scales-Parent Rated; TODS-PR) and clinician-rated (Tourette's Disorder Scales-Clinician Rated; TODS-CR) measures that assess tics, obsessions, compulsions, inattention, hyperactivity, aggression, and emotional disturbances among children with tics. Although the TODS-PR/CR are being increasingly used in clinical trials, relatively little psychometric data have been reported. Subjects were 44 children and adolescents recruited in a university tic specialty clinic. Families were administered the TODS-CR and Yale Global Tic Severity Scale. Completion of the TODS-PR and Child Behavior Checklist were counterbalanced. Results indicated adequate to excellent internal consistency for the TODS-PR/CR scores. Excellent inter-rater agreement and convergent and divergent validity was found. These results provide further psychometric support for the TODS-PR and TODS-CR.
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Psychometrics, Child Behavior, Check Lists, Hyperactivity, Emotional Disturbances, Neurological Impairments, Psychological Patterns, Behavior Disorders, Aggression, Children, Adolescents, Test Validity
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Child Behavior Checklist