Author: Wan, Chun-kit
Title: Validation on the Chinese version AAMR Adaptive Behavior Scale-Residential and Community Second Edition (ABS-RC:2)
Degree: M.Sc.
Year: 2009
Subject: Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertations.
People with mental disabilities -- China -- Hong Kong -- Testing.
Adaptability (Psychology) -- China -- Hong Kong -- Testing.
Adjustment (Psychology) -- China -- Hong Kong -- Testing.
Department: Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
Pages: xvii, 233 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm.
Language: English
Abstract: The study examined the content validity, inter-rater reliability, test-retest reliability, and internal consistency of the Chinese version Adaptive Behavior Scale -Residential and Community Second Edition (CABS-RC:2). The study consisted of three stages, including translation, content validity examination and reliability examination stages. Two translators were recruited in translation stage, one translated the original AAMR Adaptive Behavior Scale -Residential and Community Second Edition (ABS-RC:2) into Chinese and another proof-read the translated version. The content validity of the CABS-RC:2 was then evaluated by a panel of five occupational therapists. The panel members agreed that the CABS-RC:2 was culturally relevant and representative in assessing the adaptive behavior of people with intellectual disabilities. A total of sixty people with borderline to severe grade intellectual disabilities, who were living and/or working in sheltered workshop or day activity center were recruited as subjects for reliability study. The mean age of the subjects was 33.5 years old (SD = 9.3) and they were assessed by seven raters using CABS-RC:2. The result showed that CABS-RC:2 had fair to good test-retest reliability (ICC for Part I domains = 0.70 - 0.97, Part II domains = 0.59 - 0.92) and good internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha: Part I = 0.97, Part II = 0.89). The instrument also had fair to good inter-rater reliability in Part I domains (ICC = 0.61 - 0.95) but the reliability of Part II domains was not satisfactory (ICC = 0.25 - 0.60). In conclusion, CABS-RC:2 was generally a valid and reliable tool for assessing the adaptive behavior of people with intellectual disabilities in Hong Kong. However, re-evaluation of inter-rater reliability for CABS-RC:2 Part II was recommended.
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