Short form of the developmental behaviour checklist

J.R. Taffe, K.M. Gray, S.L. Eindfeld, M.C. Dekker, H.M. Koot, E. Emerson, T. Koskentausta, B.J. Tonge

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A 24-item short form of the 96-item Developmental Behaviour Checklist was developed to provide a brief measure of Total Behaviour Problem Score for research purposes. The short form Developmental Behaviour Checklist (DBC-P24) was chosen for low bias and high precision from among 100 randomly selected item sets. The DBC-P24 was developed from epidemiological data in the first three waves of the Australian Child to Adult Development study, and cross validated for groups with autism, fragile X, Prader-Willi, and Williams in this longitudinal study and in cross sectional Dutch, English, and Finnish samples of young people with intellectual disability. The DBC-P24 has low bias and high precision in cross-validation samples and achieves high sensitivity and specificity to full DBC-P based caseness decisions. © American Association on Mental Retardation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-39
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal on Mental Retardation
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2007


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