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Boletim de Psicologia

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BENCZIK, Edyleine Bellini Peroni; SCHELINI, Patrícia Waltz  and  CASELLA, Erasmo Barbante. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) rating scale for adolescents and adults. Bol. psicol [online]. 2009, vol.59, n.131, pp. 137-151. ISSN 0006-5943.

The purpose of this study is to verify the validity and reliability of the Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD) Scale. A sample of 642 participants, aged 12 to 68 years, whose schooling varied from 6 years of basic education to postgraduate studies. The Scale was composed by 115 items and distributed in 5 subscales: Attention Deficit, Hyperactivity, Impulsivity, Disruptive Behavior and Emotional Disturbs. The factorial analysis showed that a single factor could explain the variability of almost all results. The internal consistency coefficient was 0.95. In conclusion, this scale appeared to be a useful tool to make the diagnosis of ADHD in adolescent and adult life.

Keywords : Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; Scale construction; Psychometric parameters; Adolescents; Adults.

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