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Factor analysis and validity of the Conners Parent and Teacher Rating Scales in childhood cancer survivors.
J Pediatr Psychol. 2006 Mar; 31(2):200-8.JP

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To examine the factor structure of the Conners Parent Rating Scale-Revised: Short Form (CPRS-R:S) and the Conners Teacher Rating Scale-Revised: Short Form (CTRS-R:S) in children who are long-term survivors of acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) or brain tumors (BT)and who have received central nervous system directed treatment.

METHOD

Parents and teachers of 150 long-term survivors completed the CPRS-R:S or CTRS-R:S as part of a screening battery. The data were submitted to a maximum likelihood confirmatory factor analysis to test the construct validity of the scales and the forms were compared. The CPRS-R:S was also compared to selected subscales of the Achenbach Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) for further validation.

RESULTS

The analyses demonstrated an adequate fit of the original three-factor structure of the CTRS-R:S [oppositional, cognitive problems/inattention, hyperactivity]. The analyses of the CPRS-R:S suggested a less adequate fit of the original three-factor structure but principal components factor analysis yielded a three-factor solution with factors similar to those of Conners' original factor structure. Significant correlations were found between the CPRS-R:S and the selected subscales of the CBCL.

CONCLUSIONS

These findings support the similar construct validity of the original CTRS-R:S and CPRS-R:S. Although significantly correlated, the CPRS-R:S and CTRS-R:S are not interchangeable in the assessment of survivors of childhood cancer.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Division of Behavioral Medicine, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 332 North Lauderdale, Memphis, Tennessee 38105-2794, USA. susan.helton@stjude.orgNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Evaluation Study
Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16467320

Citation

Helton, Susan C., et al. "Factor Analysis and Validity of the Conners Parent and Teacher Rating Scales in Childhood Cancer Survivors." Journal of Pediatric Psychology, vol. 31, no. 2, 2006, pp. 200-8.
Helton SC, Corwyn RF, Bonner MJ, et al. Factor analysis and validity of the Conners Parent and Teacher Rating Scales in childhood cancer survivors. J Pediatr Psychol. 2006;31(2):200-8.
Helton, S. C., Corwyn, R. F., Bonner, M. J., Brown, R. T., & Mulhern, R. K. (2006). Factor analysis and validity of the Conners Parent and Teacher Rating Scales in childhood cancer survivors. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 31(2), 200-8.
Helton SC, et al. Factor Analysis and Validity of the Conners Parent and Teacher Rating Scales in Childhood Cancer Survivors. J Pediatr Psychol. 2006;31(2):200-8. PubMed PMID: 16467320.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Factor analysis and validity of the Conners Parent and Teacher Rating Scales in childhood cancer survivors. AU - Helton,Susan C, AU - Corwyn,Robert F, AU - Bonner,Melanie J, AU - Brown,Ronald T, AU - Mulhern,Raymond K, Y1 - 2005/03/03/ PY - 2006/2/10/pubmed PY - 2006/4/28/medline PY - 2006/2/10/entrez SP - 200 EP - 8 JF - Journal of pediatric psychology JO - J Pediatr Psychol VL - 31 IS - 2 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To examine the factor structure of the Conners Parent Rating Scale-Revised: Short Form (CPRS-R:S) and the Conners Teacher Rating Scale-Revised: Short Form (CTRS-R:S) in children who are long-term survivors of acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) or brain tumors (BT)and who have received central nervous system directed treatment. METHOD: Parents and teachers of 150 long-term survivors completed the CPRS-R:S or CTRS-R:S as part of a screening battery. The data were submitted to a maximum likelihood confirmatory factor analysis to test the construct validity of the scales and the forms were compared. The CPRS-R:S was also compared to selected subscales of the Achenbach Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) for further validation. RESULTS: The analyses demonstrated an adequate fit of the original three-factor structure of the CTRS-R:S [oppositional, cognitive problems/inattention, hyperactivity]. The analyses of the CPRS-R:S suggested a less adequate fit of the original three-factor structure but principal components factor analysis yielded a three-factor solution with factors similar to those of Conners' original factor structure. Significant correlations were found between the CPRS-R:S and the selected subscales of the CBCL. CONCLUSIONS: These findings support the similar construct validity of the original CTRS-R:S and CPRS-R:S. Although significantly correlated, the CPRS-R:S and CTRS-R:S are not interchangeable in the assessment of survivors of childhood cancer. SN - 0146-8693 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16467320/Factor_analysis_and_validity_of_the_Conners_Parent_and_Teacher_Rating_Scales_in_childhood_cancer_survivors_ L2 - https://academic.oup.com/jpepsy/article-lookup/doi/10.1093/jpepsy/jsj010 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -