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The SWAN captures variance at the negative and positive ends of the ADHD Symptom dimension
University of Denver, CO, USA.
University of Denver, CO, USA.
University of Colorado, Boulder, USA.
University of Colorado, Boulder, USA.
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2013 (English)In: Journal of Attention Disorders, ISSN 1087-0547, Vol. 17, no 2, 152-162 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Objective: The Strengths and Weaknesses of ADHD Symptoms and Normal Behavior (SWAN) Rating Scale differs from previous parent reports of ADHD in that it was designed to also measure variability at the positive end of the symptom spectrum. Method: The psychometric properties of the SWAN were tested and compared with an established measure of ADHD, the Disruptive Behavior Rating Scale (DBRS). Results: The SWAN demonstrates comparable validity, reliability, and heritability to the DBRS. Furthermore, plots of the SWAN and DBRS reveal heteroscedasticity, which supports the SWAN as a preferred measure of positive attention and impulse regulation behaviors. Conclusion: The ability of the SWAN to measure additional variance at the adaptive end of the ADHD symptom dimensions makes it a promising tool for behavioral genetic studies of ADHD.

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Sage Publications, 2013. Vol. 17, no 2, 152-162 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-87342DOI: 10.1177/1087054711427399ISI: 000313266700007OAI: diva2:588926
Available from: 2013-01-16 Created: 2013-01-16 Last updated: 2013-02-07

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