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The WHO Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale: Reliability and Validity of the Korean Version


The WHO Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale: Reliability and Validity of the Korean Version

Ji-Hae Kim et al. Psychiatry Investig.


Objective: A self-report scale of adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, the World Health Organization (WHO) Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale (ASRS) was developed and demonstrated good psychometric properties. The purpose of the present study is to investigate the psychometric properties of the ASRS in Korean samples.

Methods: The ASRS includes 18 questions regarding the frequency of recent DSM-IV Criterion A symptoms of adult ADHD. We examined the factor structure, internal consistency, and convergent validity of the ASRS in Korean samples.

Results: The ASRS demonstrated good internal consistency and test-retest reliability. Correlations between the ASRS and other adult ADHD measures were high, providing evidence of convergent validity. A subsequent exploratory factor analysis indicated that a two-factor solution provided the best fit.

Conclusion: It is expected that this scale would be helpful in clinical settings and research in Korea.

Keywords: ASRS; Adult ADHD; Korean; Psychometric properties; Scale.


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