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Development of a Short Version of the ADHD Rating (

14-feb-2024 | Revista: Journal of Attention Disorders

María Vallejo-Valdivielso  1   2 , Pilar de Castro-Manglano  2   3 , Cristina Vidal-Adroher  1   2 , Azucena Díez-Suárez  1   2 , Cesar A Soutullo  4

Objective: To develop a short version of the Spanish 18-item ADHD-Rating Scale ( to be used as a potential screening tool in pediatric population.

Methods: We recruited 652 subjects, ages 6 to 18 (mean ± SD = 11.14 ± 3.27): 518 patients with ADHD (per DSM-IV criteria); and 134 healthy controls. We performed a stepwise logistic regression to select the best subset of items to create a short-form. We calculated internal consistency reliability (Cronbach's and ordinal alphas) and diagnostic accuracy using receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve.

Results: Six items were found to enter the stepwise analysis significantly. Internal consistency was high (Cronbach's alpha = 0.86; ordinal alpha = 0.90) and offered a good concordance with clinician diagnosis and a high discriminatory power (AUC = 0.98) with an optimal cut-off at a score of six points.

Conclusions: This shorter questionnaire (six items) was able to discriminate ADHD cases from healthy controls.

CITA DEL ARTÍCULO  J Atten Disord. 2024 Feb 14:10870547241232314.  doi: 10.1177/10870547241232314