Convergence of the Child Behavior Checklist with Structured Interview‐based Psychiatric Diagnoses of ADHD Children with and without Comorbidity

Joseph Biederman, Stephen V. Faraone, Alysa Doyle, Belinda Krifcher Lehman, Ilana Kraus, James Perrin, Ming T. Tsuang

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Abstract

Abstract— We evaluated the convergence of CBCL scales with the diagnosis of ADHD and comorbid disorders in 133 ADHD and 118 normal control boys, aged 6–17 years old. We evaluated the strength of association between each CBCL scale and structured‐interview derived diagnoses with Total Predictive Value (TPV) and the odds‐ratio (OR). Excellent convergence was found between the GBGL Attention Problems scale with the diagnosis of ADHD, between the Delinquent Behaviour scale and the diagnosis of CD, and between die Anxiety/Depression scale and the diagnoses of Anxiety Disorders. These findings indicate that the CBCL could serve as a rapid and useful screening instrument to identity comoribid and non‐comorbid cases of ADHD.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1241-1251
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines
Volume34
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1993
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • ADHD
  • Child Behavior Checklist
  • children
  • comobidity

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