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Psychometric properties and normative data of the French Developmental Behavior Checklist – Adult version

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Detraux, Jean-Jacques
Published in Research in Developmental Disabilities. 2014, vol. 35, no. 5, p. 982-991
Abstract The main aim of this study was to generate psychometric data for the French translation of the Developmental Behavior Checklist – Adult version (DBC-A). In addition, the score distributions were examined by using components of mean-based scores. The DBC-A was administered to 580 adults with intellectual disability recruited in the French-speaking regions of Switzerland and Belgium. A confirmatory factor analysis was performed to evaluate the adjustment of the collected data to the original six-factor model; the internal consistency of the factors was analyzed with Cronbach’s alpha. The Reiss Screen for Maladaptive Behavior was used to evaluate the concurrent validity of the instrument. Psychopathology prevalence was also explored. The original factor structure of the DBC-A was replicated, with the internal consistency of the factors ranging from respectable to very good according to the alpha values. When the ‘‘screening’’ cut-off of the DBC-A was used, the DBC-A highlighted a psychopathology prevalence of 38%, which was close to the frequency provided by the Reiss Screen (36%). These results show the robustness of the DBC-A’s psychometric properties. Thus, we recommend the use of this instrument to assess and screen psychopathology among French-speaking adults with intellectual disability.
Keywords DBC-APsychometric propertiesIntellectual disabilityPsychopathologyBehavior problemsAdults
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Research groups Méthodologie et analyse des données (MAD)
Unité de psychologie clinique et neuropsychologie de l'enfant (UPCNE)
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STRACCIA, Claudio et al. Psychometric properties and normative data of the French Developmental Behavior Checklist – Adult version. In: Research in Developmental Disabilities, 2014, vol. 35, n° 5, p. 982-991. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:86177

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