Assessment of disruptive Symptoms-DSM-IV Version – For Parents (ASD-IV-P)

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Author of Tool: 

Waschbusch, D. A., Sparkes, S. J., & Northern Partners in Action for Child and Youth Services.

Key references: 

Waschbusch, D. A., Sparkes, S. J., & Northern Partners in Action for Child and Youth Services. (2003). Rating Scale Assessment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD): Is there a Normal Distribution and Does it Matter? Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 21(261). DOI: 10.1177/073428290302100303

Primary use / Purpose: 

The Assessment of disruptive Symptoms-DSM-IV Version – For Parents (ASD-IV-P) is a Likert scale developed to measure symptoms of Conduct Disorder (CD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD). The ASD-IV-P, Rather than giving simple yes/no diagnoses, can also measure the severity of the given disorder.

Background: 

The Assessment of disruptive Symptoms-DSM-IV Version – For Parents (ASD-IV-P) is designed to measure the level (i.e low, average, high) of disorders including Conduct Disorder (CD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD). This sets it apart from scales which are only capable of making binary diagnoses. This scales ability to demarcate individuals with unusually low levels of characteristics belonging to these disorders -as opposed to high- is unique and has potential for varied usage.

Psychometrics: 

The psychometric properties of the Assessment of disruptive Symptoms-DSM-IV Version – For Parents (ASD-IV-P) are discussed in Waschbusch, D. A., Sparkes, S. J., & Northern Partners in Action for Child and Youth Services. (2003).

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Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 

https://dx.doi.org/10.13072/midss.303

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