Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Conners Rating Scales

  • Allison S. EvansEmail author
  • Andrew Preston
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_1278

Synonyms

CPRS; CRS

Description

The Conners Rating Scales are used as a multi-informant (parent, teacher, self) screening tool for the detection of problematic behaviors and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms in particular in children and adults.

Historical Background

Rating scales and symptom checklists provide an effective, quick, and standard approach to the measurement of problematic behaviors observed in children. The Conners rating scales were initially developed as comprehensive checklists of basic presenting problems of children. Several re-standardizations have taken place over the years to provide a stronger empirical base and a more narrowed focus of common behavioral problems in childhood as well as specific challenges associated with ADHD in childhood and adulthood. The revised scales were developed with norms derived from a large representative normative sample. The item content was updated to reflect the recent knowledge and developments concerning...

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References and Readings

  1. Conners, C. K. (1989). Conners’ rating scale manual. New York: Multi-Health Systems.Google Scholar
  2. Conners, C. K. (2010). Test review. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 28(6), 598–602.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Conners, C. K., Erhardt, D., & Sparrows, E. (1999). Conners’ adult ADHD rating scales (CAARS). North Tonawanda: Multi-Health Systems.Google Scholar
  4. Conners, C., Sitarenois, G., Parker, J. D., & Epstein, J. N. (1998a). The revised Conners’ Parent Rating Scale (CPRS-R): Factor structure, reliability, and criterion validity. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 26, 257–268.PubMedCrossRefPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar
  5. Conners, C., Sitarenois, G., Parker, J. D., & Epstein, J. N. (1998b). Revision and restandardization of the Conners’ Teacher Rating Scale (CTRS-R): Factor structure, reliability, and criterion validity. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 26, 279–291.PubMedCrossRefPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Concord Comprehensive Neuropsychological ServicesConcordUSA
  2. 2.Department of PediatricsChapel Hill Pediatric PsychologyChapel HillUSA