Disruptive Behavior Disorders Rating Scale

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Disruptive Behavior Disorders Rating Scale
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The Disruptive Behavior Disorders Rating Scale (DBDRS) is a 45-question screening measure, completed by either parents or teachers, designed to identify symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, and conduct disorder in children and adolescents.

For each question, the respondent is asked to indicate the degree to which a statement describes the child’s behavior. Response options include “not at all”, “just a little”, “pretty much”, and “very much”. For any question they do not know the answer to, respondents are asked to write “DK” for “don’t know”. The behavioral rating scale takes 5–10 minutes to complete and is designed for use with children ages 5 and up. The scores of the scale have been shown to be reliable and valid across multiple different study samples.[1][2]

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  1. ^ Friedman-Weieneth, JL; Doctoroff, GL; Harvey, EA; Goldstein, LH (July 2009). "The Disruptive Behavior Rating Scale-Parent Version (DBRS-PV): Factor analytic structure and validity among young preschool children". Journal of Attention Disorders. 13 (1): 42–55. doi:10.1177/1087054708322991. PMID 18753403.
  2. ^ Silva, RR; Alpert, M; Pouget, E; Silva, V; Trosper, S; Reyes, K; Dummit, S (2005). "A rating scale for disruptive behavior disorders, based on the DSM-IV item pool". The Psychiatric Quarterly. 76 (4): 327–39. doi:10.1007/s11126-005-4966-x. PMID 16217627. S2CID 30752962.

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