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J Intellect Disabil Res. 2003 Mar;47(Pt 3):210-2.

Assessment of change with the Developmental Behaviour Checklist.

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  • 1School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

The Developmental Behaviour Checklist (DBC) is a 96-item instrument designed for assessing behavioural and emotional problems among young people with intellectual disability.

METHODS:

The present study investigated the validity of the DBC as a measure of change. Changes in individual's DBC scores were correlated with changes in expert clinicians' ratings of the same subjects.

RESULTS:

A high correlation was found between expert clinician ratings of change in behaviour and change in the total behaviour problem score of the DBC.

CONCLUSIONS:

The DBC is able to measure changes in behaviour and emotions which are recognized by an experienced clinician who is following the progress of a child with ID.

PMID:
12603518
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