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Development of Korean Adult ADHD Rating Scale
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Development of Korean Adult ADHD Rating Scale
Kang, Taewoong; Kim, Jae-Won; Bahn, Geon Ho; Song, Sook Hyung; Kim, Junwon; Kim, Ji-Hoon; Kim, Yoon-Jung; Kim, Eui-Jung; Kim, Tae-Ho; Yang, Su-Jin; Yang, Jaewon; Lee, Soyoung Irene; Park, Joon-Ho; Choi, Jeewook; Han, Doug-Hyun;
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 Abstract
Objectives : Symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) during childhood may persist into adulthood. This study included the development and validation process of the Korean Adult ADHD Rating Scale (K-AARS), which was developed for screening and monitoring treatment of adults with ADHD. Methods : Preliminary questionnaires of the K-AARS were based on the reviews of previous adult ADHD scales and clinical experiences of the board certified child and adolescent psychiatrists in Korea. For this study, 136 adults (18-50 years old) with inattention, hyperactivity and/or impulsivity symptoms were enrolled as ADHD subjects, and compared with 406 control subjects (18-50 years old) without ADHD symptoms. Construct validity was examined using explorative factor analysis and Cronbach`s alpha to obtain internal reliability coefficients. Concurrent validity was evaluated by comparison with the Conners` Adult ADHD Rating Scale (CAARS). Results : An explorative factor analysis showed that the K-AARS had 8 factors (inattention, hyperactivity, impulsivity, antisocial personality disorder/conduct disorder/oppositional defiant disorder, impairment, driving, emotional dysregulation, disorganization). K-AARS was highly reliable in terms of internal consistency (Cronbach`s alpha 0.77-0.95) and correlation between factors (0.57-0.86). Concurrent validity with the CAARS and discriminant validity were statistically significant. Conclusion : The K-AARS is a valid and reliable measure for assessment of Korean adults with ADHD.
 Keywords
Adult;ADHD;Scale;Validity;Reliability;Factor Analysis;
 Language
Korean
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