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Aberrant Behavior Checklist (ABC)

Aman MG; Singh NN; Stewart AW; Field CJ

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Basic description

Developed in 1985

The ABC is available in two versions, ABC-Residential and ABC-Community

Authors

Aman MG; Singh NN; Stewart AW; Field CJ

Copyright
© Copyright 2017 Michael Aman. All rights reserved.
Objective
To assess medication and other treatment effects in people with developmental disabilities, including individuals with intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder, and cerebral palsy. The ABC is also used for a variety of other purposes, including sample characterization, to monitor the effects of environmental changes, studying behavioral phenotypes, effects of sleep profiles, and myriad of other purposes (see revised ABC Manual, 2017)
Therapeutic area
  • Mental Disorders
Therapeutic indication
  • Generic for Mental Disorders
  • Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms
Type of Clinical Outcome Assessment (COA)
  • ObsRO ObsRO
Original language(s)
  • English for the USA
  • English for New Zealand
Translations
52 translation(s)
Bibliographic reference(s) of the original questionnaire

Aman MG, Singh NN, Stewart AW, Field CJ. The aberrant behavior checklist: a behavior rating scale for the assessment of treatment effects. Am J Ment Defic. 1985a Mar;89(5):485-91 (PubMed Abstract)

Aman MG, Singh NN, Stewart AW, Field CJ. Psychometric characteristics of the aberrant behavior checklist. Am J Ment Defic. 1985b Mar;89(5):492-502 (PubMed Abstract)

Last update: July 2017
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