Aberrant Behavior Checklist (ABC)

Aman MG; Singh NN; Stewart AW; Field CJ


Basic description

Developed in 1985

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


Aman MG; Singh NN; Stewart AW; Field CJ

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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

Type of Clinical Outcome Assessment (COA)
  • obsro ObsRO
Original language(s)
  • English for the USA
  • English for New Zealand
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)

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