Assessing deaf college students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: Behavior rating inventory of executive function – adult version versus CAARS

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Title: Assessing deaf college students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: Behavior rating inventory of executive function – adult version versus CAARS
Author: Mowell, Rebecca
Abstract: This study examined the sensitivity of two instruments used in assessing Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) with deaf individuals. Forty deaf college students, 20 with a diagnosis of ADHD and 20 controls, completed the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function – Adult Version (BRIEF-A) and the Connors’ Adult ADHD Rating Scale (CAARS). An analysis of variance (ANOVA), multivariate analyses of variance (MANOVA), and sensitivity, specificity, and predictive value analyses found that both the BRIEF-A and CAARS were adequate behavior rating scales for measuring ADHD symptoms in a deaf population. Results also revealed that the BRIEF-A was a more specific measure whereas the CAARS was a more sensitive measure.
Record URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1850/5909
Date: 2007-01

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