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ADHD - The Vanderbilt Assessment Scales

  Scale name: NICHQ Vanderbilt Assessment Scales- for Child ADHD diagnoses Scales overview: The NICHQ Vanderbilt Assessment Scales are behavior rating scales used by clinicians as part of the diagnosis of ADHD in children. The scales assess ADHD symptoms and other conditions that may occur with ADHD or should be ruled out. Response Type: Most of the items are rated on a 4-point scale of frequency: Never, Occasionally, Often, Very Often Scale items The parent scale: Items 1 to 47 assess symptoms and items 48 to 55 assess performance. The teacher scale: Items 1 to 35 assess symptoms, items 36 to 38 assess academic performance, and items 39-43 assess classroom performance. There are parent and teacher follow-up forms available. The NICHQ provides scoring guidelines in their scale packet. Reliability: Bard et al. (2013) reported coefficient alpha values from .91 to .94 on the parent form and test-retest reliability was above .80 for the total scale scores. Wolraich et

Adult Decision Making Competence ADMC

  Measure name: Adult Decision-Making Competence ADMC Overview: The Adult Decision-Making Competence measure consists of a set of seven decision-making tasks designed to assess different aspects of decision-making.   Response Type: The responses vary with the task. Scale items : The Adult Decision-Making Competence measure includes the following seven tasks. The numbers in parentheses are Cronbach alphas and test-retest values. Resistance to Framing (.62, .58) Recognizing Social Norms (.64, .46) Under/Overconfidence (.77, .47) Applying Decision Rules (.73, .77) Consistency in Risk Perception (.72, .51) Resistance to Sunk Costs (.54, .61) Path Independence (.75, .28) See Appendix A of the 2007 article for a lengthy list of sample items for the 7 task categories mentioned above.   Reliability: Cronbach’s Alpha and test-retest values were reported in Table 2 of the 2007 article referenced below. See the values next to the 7 tasks above. Validity: The 200