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ADHD Rating Scale IV (ADHD-RS-IV) With Adult Prompts

Introduction

One scale that is used to diagnose and evaluate ADHD is the ADHD Rating Scale IV (ADHD-RS-IV) With Adult Prompts.  According to pedsparentsfamilycare.com, “The ADHD-RS-IV with Adult Prompts is an 18-item scale based on the DSM-IV-TR criteria for ADHD that provides a rating of the severity of symptoms.  The adulc prompts serve as a guide to explore more fully the extent and severity of ADHD symptoms and create a framework ascertain impairment.  The first 9 items assess inattentive symptoms and the last 9 items assess hyperactive-impulsive symptoms.  Scoring is based on a 4-point Likert-type severity scale: 0=none, 1 =mild, 2=moderate, 3=severe.  Clinicians should score the highest score that is generated for the prompts for each item.”  This article will describe some basic information about this scale, in addition to the different categories that the scale measures.

Some Basic Information On The ADHD Rating Scale IV (ADHD-RS-IV) With Adult Prompts

According to adhdandyou.com, the following information can be stated about the following scale:

ADHD Rating Scale IV (ADHD-RS-IV) With Adult Prompts

  • An 18-item scale corresponding to the 18 items in the DSM criteria, providing physicians with a method to rate adults by the frequency and severity of symptoms
  • Contains 9 items assessing inattentive symptoms and 9 items assessing hyperactive-impulsive symptoms
  • Scoring is based on a 4-point Likert-type severity scale ranging from 0 = never to 3 = very often
  • Extensive prompts can be used to elicit a numbered response for the item
  • The clinician should score the highest score generated from the prompts for each item

Different Categories For The ADHD Rating Scale IV (ADHD-RS-IV) With Adult Prompts

According to pedsparentsfamilycare.com, the different categories for this scale are the following:

Carelessness

Difficulty Sustaining Attention In Activities

Doesn’t Listen

No Follow Through

Can’t Organize

Avoids/dislikes tasks requiring sustained mental effort
Loses Important Items
Easily Distractible
Forgetful In Daily Activities
Squirms And Fidgets
Can’t Stay Seated
Runs/Climbs Excessively
Can’t/Play Work Quietly
On The Go “Driven By A Motor”
Talks Excessively
Blurts Out Answers
Can’t Wait For Turn
Intrudes/Interrupts Others
Conclusion
The ADHD Rating Scale IV (ADHD-RS-IV) With Adult Prompts is a scale used to assess for a diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in adults.  This article has provided some basic information on The ADHD Rating Scale IV (ADHD-RS-IV) With Adult Prompts.  This article has also provided readers with the different categories that the ADHD Rating Scale IV (ADHD-RS-IV) With Adult Prompts measures for adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder who experience the required symptoms for ADHD.
ADHD Rating Scale IV (ADHD-RS-IV) With Adult Prompts


Lauren Walters

My name is Lauren Walters. I am currently heading into my final semester of graduate school for Mental Health Counseling in the Spring of 2016. Through my own experiences with mental illness, I love to inspire others through my writings and reassure them that they can live healthy, productive lives, despite mental illness. I hope you enjoy my articles. Feel free to comment. I will be sure to respond to you questions and/or comments in a prompt manner. Enjoy!


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Walters, L. (2016). ADHD Rating Scale IV (ADHD-RS-IV) With Adult Prompts. Psych Central. Retrieved on June 27, 2019, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/living-with-adhd/2016/11/adhd-rating-scale-iv-adhd-rs-iv-with-adult-prompts/

 

Last updated: 5 Dec 2016
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