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The adaptive behavior scale-residential and community (part I): towards the development of a short form

Hatton, Chris, Emerson, Eric, Robertson, Janet, Gregory, Nicola, Kessissoglou, Sophie, Perry, Jonathan, Felce, David John, Lowe, Kathy, Noonan Walsh, Patricia and Linehan, Christine 2001. The adaptive behavior scale-residential and community (part I): towards the development of a short form. Research in Developmental Disabilities 22 (4) , pp. 273-288. 10.1016/S0891-4222(01)00072-5

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A potential 24-item short form (SABS) of the 73-item Adaptive Behavior Scale-Residential and Community (Part I) (ABS-RC2; Nihira et al 1993a and Nihira et al 1993b) was developed, based on data from two diverse UK samples of adults with intellectual disabilities living in residential services (n = 560 and 254). SABS factor and total scores showed good internal reliability in both samples (alpha 0.89–0.98), and were highly correlated with their full ABS-RC2 Part I equivalents (r = 0.97–0.99). Regression equations were calculated for SABS factor and total scores against their full ABS-RC2 Part I equivalents. Levels of agreement between predicted quartile scores (derived from the regression equations) and actual full ABS-RC2 Part I quartile scores were high (kappa 0.75–0.89; percentage agreement 82%–92%). It is concluded that the SABS is a potentially useful research tool, although further work is clearly needed to establish the reliability and cross-cultural validity of the instrument.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (CNGG)
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0891-4222
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2017 03:48

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