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ERIC Number: EJ942689
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0891-4222
Psychometric Properties and Norms of the German ABC-Community and PAS-ADD Checklist
Zeilinger, Elisabeth L.; Weber, Germain; Haveman, Meindert J.
Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v32 n6 p2431-2440 Nov-Dec 2011
Aim: The aim of the present study was to standardize and generate psychometric evidence of the German language versions of two well-established English language mental health instruments: the "Aberrant Behavior Checklist-Community" (ABC-C) and the "Psychiatric Assessment Schedule for Adults with Developmental Disabilities" (PAS-ADD) Checklist. New methods in this field were introduced: a simulation method for testing the factor structure and an exploration of long-term stability over two years. Methods: The checklists were both administered to a representative sample of 270 individuals with intellectual disability (ID) and, two years later in a second data collection, to 128 participants of the original sample. Principal component analysis and parallel analysis were performed. Reliability measures, long-term stability, subscale intercorrelations, as well as standardized norms were generated. Prevalence of mental health problems was examined. Results: Psychometric properties were mostly excellent, with long-term stability showing moderate to strong effects. The original factor structure of the ABC-C was replicated. PAS-ADD Checklist produced a similar, but still different structure compared with findings from the English language area. The overall prevalence rate of mental health problems in the sample was about 20%. Conclusion: Considering the good results on the measured psychometric properties, the two checklists are recommended for the early detection of mental health problems in persons with ID. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Language: English
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