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Assessment Tools: CAt-C clinical assessment of attention deficit--child

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CAt-C clinical assessment of attention deficit--child

Author: Bruce A. Bracken & Barbara S Boatwright

Summary: This tool is designed to assist in the identification of children, adolescents, and adults with ADD/ADHD. With its close alignment to the DSM-IV diagnostic criteria and its comprehensive content, it is a useful tool in the differential diagnosis of ADD or ADHD. It is also useful for monitoring the progress of children, adolescents, or adults while undergoing treatment and/or intervention. It allows for meaningful longitudinal evaluation of symptoms, spanning the age range of 8 to 79 years. It is brief and easily administered, with a low required reading level.
Format: 1 manual (xii, 239 p. ; 28 cm.) + 3 forms and 3 score sheets.

Library Record:  Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library Reserves (WS 350.8 A8 B797c 2005 ATOOLS)

Population: 8 through to18 yrs
Completion time: 10-20 minutes

Equipment:      Consists of three forms--a self-report form, a parent report form, and a teacher report form

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Determine Validity and Reliability    

To determine validity and reliability of this test copy and paste the search string into a PubMed (U of M faculty, students and affiliated users use this PubMed link):

("cognitive performance test") AND ((((("Reproducibility of Results"[Mesh]) OR "Sensitivity and Specificity"[Mesh])) OR (reliabl* OR valid*)) OR (sensitiv* AND specif*)) 

To search the validity and reliability in CINAHL copy and paste this search string into CINAHL (U of M faculty, students and affiliated users only)


(("cognitive performance test”) OR (IN cognitive performance test)) AND (( (MH "Reliability and Validity+") OR (MH "Measurement Issues and Assessments+") OR (MH "Predictive Validity") OR (MH "Sensitivity and Specificity") ) OR ( reliabil* OR valid* ) OR ( sensitivity and specificity ))

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