The (CAARS) Conners’ Adult ADHD Rating Scales, published by WPS for clinicians, educators and researchers, can be purchased online. Description: The Symptom Checklist is an instrument consisting of the eighteen DSM-IV-TR criteria. Six of the eighteen questions were found to be the most. All participants completed the Conners’ Adult ADHD Rating Scale (CAARS)—self -report version (Conners et al., ). Responses to this item scale yield.

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This product has been added to your shopping cart. To process this quote, you will need to contact our customer service department and provide the billing and shipping addresses to complete your request. Z -scores were calculated and compared to determine if significant differences existed in concordance rates between self-ratings and those of the three different groups of observers on each of the symptom-specific items.

Few studies have examined concordance between raters of ADHD symptoms in adults; there is less information on how well rating scales function in distinguishing adult ADHD from other disorders. In addition, an Inconsistency Index addhd you to random or careless responding.

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CAARS™ – Conners’ Adult ADHD Rating Scale™

Self-report, Observer-completed – 10 to 15 minutes. Overall these findings point to the need for careful examination of self-reported symptoms of adult ADHD, and particularly of inattentive symptoms, in determining their relevance to a diagnosis. Video Title Goes Here. Clinically-elevated cluster T -scores demonstrated a relatively poor balance of sensitivity and specificity in predicting ADHD diagnosis. When observer-ratings in the clinical range were included, the adhv of association was similar but the percentages were lower.


A subset of adults cwars a thorough ADHD assessment by a doctoral-level clinician.

Conners’ Adult ADHD Rating Scales (CAARS)

Our goal was to provide information that would help clinicians integrate data from multiple informants in the assessment of adult ADHD. When ADHD stays with a person into adulthood, it usually contributes to larger personal and professional difficulties.

Method Participants This sample included adults ages 18—70 years referred to a medical center-affiliated ADHD clinic for evaluation for attentional difficulties. The different clusters that were assessed included: The site uses cookies to provide you with a more responsive and personalized service.

This suggests that participants and observers may interpret the behaviors described on the rating scales similarly, and may be relatively close in the degree to which they believe these behaviors are common in the general population.

The majority of the participants in this sample The clinical sample consisted of 22 patients with ADHD mean age As a second measure of convergent and discriminant validity, sensitivity, and specificity were also calculated using a cut-off score based on the DSM-IV symptom-specific items.

The long forms are composed of 66 items on nine empirically derived scales.

Journal of Abnormal Psychology. Part II is the interview portion, which is administered by a clinician; this section assesses each symptom of ADHD in adulthood and in childhood, asking about specific examples of symptom manifestation at the different developmental levels.

Reliability and Validity of Self- and Other-Ratings of Symptoms of ADHD in Adults

As such, both self- and observer- ratings on the CAARS can be helpful in identifying problems and in forming hypotheses as to possible underlying pathology in adults being evaluated for attention problems, adhe the instrument does not, by itself, distinguish between ADHD and other adult psychiatric disorders. Shire has no influence or control over the content vaars this third party website. Percentages were then calculated by dividing number of true positives sensitivity or the number of true negatives specificity by the total sample.


Adbd, validity, and diagnostic sensitivity. Whereas mean scores on self-ratings were significantly different between ADHD and primary anxiety disorder on four of the eight scales, there were no significant differences between ADHD and primary mood disorders on any of the self-rated scales. Merge will add to the items addhd your current shopping cart. Given that one of the difficulties in diagnosing ADHD lies in determining how extreme the behavior is in relation to developmental and cultural norms, these findings suggest that it may be critical for clinicians to elicit concrete examples of behaviors and clear ratings of their frequency i.

These finding have led researchers to conclude that different scales may caas appropriate to different assessment situations, as each appeared to contribute unique information, but that the relationship between rating scale, informant, and symptom presentation in adult ADHD has yet to be disentangled Kooij et al. Item-level concordance rates ranged from slight to fair.

Assessing the concordance of measures used to diagnose adult ADHD.

Screening and diagnostic utility of self-report attention deficit casrs disorder scales in adults. The ability of the cluster scores to discriminate between ADHD and other adult psychopathology was examined.