Parent and teacher SNAP-IV ratings of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder symptoms: Psychometric properties and normative ratings from a school district sample

Regina Bussing, Melanie Fernandez, Michelle Berkovits, Wei Hou, Cynthia Wilson Garvan, Sheila M. Eyberg, James M. Swanson

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To examine Swanson, Nolan, and Pelham-IV (SNAP-IV) psychometric properties, parent (N =1,613) and teacher (N =1,205) data were collected from a random elementary school student sample in a longitudinal attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) detection study. SNAP-IV reliability was acceptable. Factor structure indicated two ADHD factors and an oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) factor. Parent and teacher scores varied by gender and poverty status (d =.49-.56) but not age; only teacher scores varied by race (d =.25-.55). Screening and diagnostic utility was evaluated with likelihood ratios (LRs) and posttest probabilities. Parent SNAP-IV scores above 1.2 increased probability of concern (LR ≥10) and above 1.8, of ADHD diagnosis (LR ≥3). Teacher hyperactivity/impulsivity scores above 1.2 and inattention scores above 1.8 increased probabilities of concern only (LR =4.2 and ≥5, respectively). Higher teacher scores for African American children and race differences in measurement models require future study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)317-328
Number of pages12
JournalCirculation
Volume124
Issue number9
StatePublished - Aug 30 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
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Impulsive Behavior
Poverty
African Americans
Students

Keywords

  • assessment
  • attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • children
  • likelihood ratios
  • norms
  • reliability
  • SNAP-IV
  • validity

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  • Physiology (medical)
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Parent and teacher SNAP-IV ratings of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder symptoms : Psychometric properties and normative ratings from a school district sample. / Bussing, Regina; Fernandez, Melanie; Berkovits, Michelle; Hou, Wei; Garvan, Cynthia Wilson; Eyberg, Sheila M.; Swanson, James M.

In: Circulation, Vol. 124, No. 9, 30.08.2011, p. 317-328.

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Bussing, Regina ; Fernandez, Melanie ; Berkovits, Michelle ; Hou, Wei ; Garvan, Cynthia Wilson ; Eyberg, Sheila M. ; Swanson, James M. / Parent and teacher SNAP-IV ratings of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder symptoms : Psychometric properties and normative ratings from a school district sample. In: Circulation. 2011 ; Vol. 124, No. 9. pp. 317-328.
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