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Preliminary reliability and validity of a new time-sensitive ADHD symptom scale in adolescents with ADHD.

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.

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    Department of Psychiatry, NYU School of Medicine and Psychiatry Service, NY VA Harbor Healthcare System, New York, NY 10016, USA. lenard.adler@nyumc.org

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    Source

    Postgraduate medicine 123:5 2011 Sep pg 7-13

    MeSH

    Adolescent
    Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
    Female
    Humans
    Male
    Observer Variation
    Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
    Reproducibility of Results

    Pub Type(s)

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

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    21904082

    Citation

    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 ER -