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

Hatton, C and Emerson, E and Robertson, J and Gregory, N and Kessissoglou, S and Perry, J and Felce, D and Lowe, K and Walsh, P N and Linehan, C and Hillery, J (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. ISSN 0891-4222

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Abstract

A potential 24-itern short form (SABS) of the 73-item Adaptive Behavior Scale-Residential and Community (Part I) (ABS-RC2; Nihira et al., 1993a, b) 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
Journal or Publication Title: Research in Developmental Disabilities
Uncontrolled Keywords: adaptive behavior
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Departments: Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research
ID Code: 13557
Deposited By: Mr Richard Ingham
Deposited On: 24 Sep 2008 16:18
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 20:20
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/13557

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