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Conners Rating Scales

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CPRS; CRS

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The Conners Rating Scales are used as a general screening tool for the detection of problematic behaviors, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) symptoms in particular, in children and, more recently, in adults.

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Rating scales and symptom checklists provide an effective, quick, and standard approach to the measurement of problematic behaviors observed in children. The Conners rating scales were initially developed as comprehensive checklists of basic presenting problems of children. A re-standardization took place in the late 1990s, which was designed to provide a stronger empirical base and a more narrowed focus of common behavioral problems in childhood. The revised scales were developed with norms derived from a large, representative sample of North American children, using confirmatory factor analyses to develop a definitive factor structure. The revised scales focused on behaviors directly related to ADHD and its...

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References and Readings

  • Conners, C. K. (1989). Conners’ Rating Scale Manual. New York: Multi-Health Systems, Inc.

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  • Conners, C. K., Erhardt, D., & Sparrows, E. (1999). Conners’ Adult ADHD Rating Scales (CAARS). North Tonawanda, NY: Multi-Health Systems, Inc.

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  • Conners, C., Sitarenois, G., Parker, J. D., & Epstein, J. N. (1998). The revised Conners’ Parent Rating Scale (CPRS-R): factor structure, reliability, and criterion validity. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 26, 257–268.

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  • Conners, C., Sitarenois, G., Parker, J. D., & Epstein, J. N. (1998). Revision and restandardization of the Conners’ Teacher Rating Scale (CTRS-R): Factor structure, reliability, and criterion validity. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 26, 279–291.

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Evans, A.S., Preston, A. (2011). Conners Rating Scales. In: Kreutzer, J.S., DeLuca, J., Caplan, B. (eds) Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology. Springer, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-79948-3_1278

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