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Preliminary reliability and validity of a new time-sensitive ADHD symptom scale in adolescents with ADHD.
Postgrad Med 2011; 123(5):7-13PM

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

To validate the Time-Sensitive ADHD Symptom Scale (TASS) in the assessment of symptom change during the day in adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

METHODS

A total of 40 participants with ADHD aged 13 to 17 years completed 1 or 2 visits, 1 to 9 weeks apart. The TASS and the ADHD Rating Scale-IV (ADHD-RS-IV) were completed twice at each visit: at the time of the clinic visit (in-clinic assessment) and 2 to 6 hours afterwards (evening assessment).

RESULTS

Internal consistency of the TASS was high, with Cronbach's alpha coefficients of 0.91 (in-clinic) and 0.90 (evening) for visit 1, and 0.88 (in-clinic) and 0.86 (evening) for visit 2. Pearson's correlation coefficients between the TASS and ADHD-RS-IV were significant at both visits (P < 0.0001). Stability analyses of the TASS found no significant effect between ratings performed at different visits (P = 0.936), but there was a significant effect of the assessment time within visits (P < 0.0001). There was not a significant visit by assessment time interaction (P = 0.924).

CONCLUSIONS

The TASS showed high internal consistency and high concurrent validity with the ADHD-RS-IV. Results of this preliminary study indicate that the TASS is a valid and reliable self-report scale for adolescents with ADHD.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychiatry, NYU School of Medicine and Psychiatry Service, NY VA Harbor Healthcare System, New York, NY 10016, USA. lenard.adler@nyumc.orgNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21904082

Citation

Adler, Lenard A., et al. "Preliminary Reliability and Validity of a New Time-sensitive ADHD Symptom Scale in Adolescents With ADHD." Postgraduate Medicine, vol. 123, no. 5, 2011, pp. 7-13.
Adler LA, Shaw DM, Spencer TJ, et al. Preliminary reliability and validity of a new time-sensitive ADHD symptom scale in adolescents with ADHD. Postgrad Med. 2011;123(5):7-13.
Adler, L. A., Shaw, D. M., Spencer, T. J., Newcorn, J. H., Sitt, D. J., Minerly, A. E., ... Faraone, S. V. (2011). Preliminary reliability and validity of a new time-sensitive ADHD symptom scale in adolescents with ADHD. Postgraduate Medicine, 123(5), pp. 7-13. doi:10.3810/pgm.2011.09.2455.
Adler LA, et al. Preliminary Reliability and Validity of a New Time-sensitive ADHD Symptom Scale in Adolescents With ADHD. Postgrad Med. 2011;123(5):7-13. PubMed PMID: 21904082.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Preliminary reliability and validity of a new time-sensitive ADHD symptom scale in adolescents with ADHD. AU - Adler,Lenard A, AU - Shaw,David M, AU - Spencer,Thomas J, AU - Newcorn,Jeffrey H, AU - Sitt,David J, AU - Minerly,AnaChristina E, AU - Davidow,Jennifer V, AU - Faraone,Stephen V, PY - 2011/9/10/entrez PY - 2011/9/10/pubmed PY - 2011/11/9/medline SP - 7 EP - 13 JF - Postgraduate medicine JO - Postgrad Med VL - 123 IS - 5 N2 - OBJECTIVES: To validate the Time-Sensitive ADHD Symptom Scale (TASS) in the assessment of symptom change during the day in adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). METHODS: A total of 40 participants with ADHD aged 13 to 17 years completed 1 or 2 visits, 1 to 9 weeks apart. The TASS and the ADHD Rating Scale-IV (ADHD-RS-IV) were completed twice at each visit: at the time of the clinic visit (in-clinic assessment) and 2 to 6 hours afterwards (evening assessment). RESULTS: Internal consistency of the TASS was high, with Cronbach's alpha coefficients of 0.91 (in-clinic) and 0.90 (evening) for visit 1, and 0.88 (in-clinic) and 0.86 (evening) for visit 2. Pearson's correlation coefficients between the TASS and ADHD-RS-IV were significant at both visits (P < 0.0001). Stability analyses of the TASS found no significant effect between ratings performed at different visits (P = 0.936), but there was a significant effect of the assessment time within visits (P < 0.0001). There was not a significant visit by assessment time interaction (P = 0.924). CONCLUSIONS: The TASS showed high internal consistency and high concurrent validity with the ADHD-RS-IV. Results of this preliminary study indicate that the TASS is a valid and reliable self-report scale for adolescents with ADHD. SN - 1941-9260 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21904082/Preliminary_reliability_and_validity_of_a_new_time_sensitive_ADHD_symptom_scale_in_adolescents_with_ADHD_ L2 - http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.3810/pgm.2011.09.2455 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -