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Barkley Home Situations Questionnaire

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Home Situations Questionnaire; HSQ


Developed by Dr. Russell Barkley, the Home Situations Questionnaires is designed specifically to gather information from parents about behaviors and symptoms directly associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

Parents complete the Home Situations Questionnaire by evaluating various symptoms of ADHD and how they disrupt the children in normal home situations such as meal time or completing chores. Parents determine if there were problems in 16 different areas and then rate those problems on a scale of 1-9.   This rating scale, along with others, is used to help determine the correct diagnosis for a child.  The scale was developed by Russell Barkley, Ph.D. in the early 1990’s and is widely used in the assessment and diagnosis of children with symptoms associated with ADHD.  There have been numerous psychometric studies conducted on the HSQ and its utility in the assessment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder...

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  1. Barkley, R. A., & Murphy, K. (1998). Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Third Edition: A Clinical Workbook. New York: The Guilford Press.

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  2. Dupaul, G., & Barkley, R. A. (1992).  Situational Variability of Attention Problems: Psychometric Properties of the Revised Home and School Situations Questionnaire. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 21(2), 78–188.

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(2011). Barkley Home Situations Questionnaire. In: Goldstein, S., Naglieri, J.A. (eds) Encyclopedia of Child Behavior and Development. Springer, Boston, MA.

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