Diagnosing Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Using the Anxiety Disorders Interview Schedule for DSMâ IV: Parent Version (ADISâ P)
Anderson, Scott Robert
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The purpose of this study was to determine whether the Anxiety Disorders Interview Schedule for DSMâ IV: Parent Version (ADISâ P) is a valid diagnostic tool in assessing Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) in youth. Although there is considerable evidence that the ADISâ P is effective when diagnosing anxiety disorders in youth, no studies have yet examined its utility in assessing ODD, even though the ADISâ P contains an ODD module. In contrast, a number of studies support the Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Childrenâ Version IV (DISCâ IV) as a reliable and valid tool for assessing ODD. The two diagnostic interviews have not been compared to determine whether the ADISâ P might be equally valid to the DISCâ IV in diagnosing ODD. In this study, the ADISâ P and DISCâ IV ODD modules were administered in a counterbalanced order to the parents of a clinical sample of 53 children between 8 and 13 years of age referred for the treatment of ODD. It was hypothesized that the ODD module of the ADISâ P would be reliable, as evidenced by inter-rater correspondence, and valid as determined by its concurrent validity with the DISCâ IV and its relations with the Behavior Assessment System for Children (BASC) Aggression and Conduct Problems scales as well as the Disruptive Behavior Disorders rating scale (DBD). Both of these latter instruments were completed by parents and teachers of the referred youth. Results suggest that the ADISâ P provides a valid assessment of ODD, giving clinicians and researchers another empirically-supported interview to use when assessing childrenâ s disruptive behaviors.
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