By John Hunsley
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In particular, the categorical model underlying these measures means that normative information is considered unnecessary. However, given the heavy reliance on structured interviews in many research and medical settings, we opted to include at least one such measure. , 2003). , 2000) maps directly onto DSM-IV diagnostic criteria for a range of child disorders, including ADHD. The interview is available in multiple languages and in parent and youth versions. , 2000). The highly structured nature of the DISC-IV diminishes the importance of estimating inter-rater reliability or inter-judge agreement for this measure.
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Hunsley & Bailey, 1999; Yates & Taub, 2003), has received a great deal of attention in recent years. Although definitions vary, they have in common an emphasis on garnering evidence regarding actual improvements in both decisions made by clinicians and service outcomes experienced by patients. Unfortunately, despite thousands of studies on the reliability and validity of psychological instruments, there is only scant attention paid to matters of utility in most assessment research studies (McGrath, 2001).
A Guide to Assessments That Work (Oxford Textbooks in Clinical Psychology) by John Hunsley