Conners Comprehensive Behavior Rating Scales (CBRS)


The Conners Comprehensive Behavior Rating Scales (CBRS) is a large, multi-informant instrument used to gain a broad understanding or overview of a young person’s (6–18 years, 8–18 for self-report forms) behaviors, emotions, and academic and social profile.

The assessment covers a wide spectrum from a pathological perspective, including the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: Fourth Edition (DSM-IV-TR™), Symptom scales, Content scales, Other Clinical Indicators, Critical items, and Impairment items.  It is divided into forms based on respondent: parent forms (Conners CBRS–P), teacher forms (Conners CBRS–T), self–report forms (Conners CBRS–SR), and an auxiliary scale, the Conners Clinical Index (Conners CI™).  It is available in paper or electronic format.  Spanish versions of parent and self-report forms are available.

Author

C. Keith Conners, Ph.D.

Reliability and Validity

Cronbach’s alpha.69 to .97, and 2- to 4-week test-retest reliability coefficients .56 to .96 (p < .001). Inter-rater reliability coefficients .50 to .89 (p < .001). Mean overall correct classification rate 78% across all forms.

Where to Obtain

MHS Assessements

Administration, Analysis and Reporting

Statistics Solutions consists of a team of professional methodologists and statisticians that can assist the student or professional researcher in administering the survey instrument, collecting the data, conducting the analyses and explaining the results.

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