Conners Adult ADHD Rating Scales caars

For: Multi-dimensional assessment of adult ADHD

Reading Level: For 18 years & older, self report &/or observer-completed

Format: Paper & pencil, PC Based Software (Smartlink), Online (via MHS Scoring Organiser)

Length: 10-15 minutes administration time

Scoring: Hand Scored, Computer Scored, Online (Internet)

 


Hand Scoring Materials

CAR2

CAARS Manual

$143.00
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CAR9

CAARS O:L Forms (25) – Observer: Long Version

Pack of 25 long version observer forms.
$99.00
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CAR11

CAARS O:S Forms (25) – Observer: Short Version

Pack of 25 short version observer forms.
$99.00
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CAR13

CAARS O:SV Forms (25) – Observer: Screening Version

Pack of 25 screening version observer forms.
$99.00
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CAR3

CAARS S:L Forms (25) – Self: Long Version

Pack of 25 long version self-report forms.
$99.00
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CAR5

CAARS S:S Forms (25) – Self: Short Version

Pack of 25 short version self-report forms.
$99.00
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CAR7

CAARS S:SV Forms (25) – Self: Screening Version

Pack of 25 screening version self-report forms.
$99.00
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CAR16

CAARS Use in Correctional Settings Supplement

This supplement to the CAARS product provides step-by-step instructions on using and interpreting the CAARS forms in correctional settings. Psychometric data pertaining to the validity and reliability of the CAARS in a corrections sample are provided.
$44.00
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Test Materials

CAR2

CAARS Manual

$143.00
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Kits

CAR1

CAARS Complete Kit

Manual; 25 forms for each of Self: Long Version; Self: Short Version; Self: Screening Version; Observer: Long Version; Observer: Short Version; Observer: Screening Version.
$709.50
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CARCEK

CAARS Corrections Complete Kit

Manual; CAARS Use in Correctional Settings Supplement; 25 forms for each of Self: Long Version; Self: Short Version; Self: Screening Version; Observer: Long Version; Observer: Short Version; Observer: Screening Version.
$748.00
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Online Reports

CAR650

CAARS Online Interpretive Report (Min purchase of 10). Price per report

Minimum purchase of 25 reports. Price per report - for use with MHS Online Scoring Organiser.
$14.30
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CAR63

CAARS Profile Report (online). Min purchase 25 reports. Price per report.

Minimum purchase of 50 reports. For use with MHS Online Scoring Organiser.
$11.00
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Sample Reports

CAARS Obser (L) Int.1
CAARS Obser (L) Profile1
CAARS Obser (S) Profile
CAARS Obser (S) Int.
CAARS Self (L) Int.
CAARS Self (L) Profile
CAARS Self (S) Int.
CAARS Self (S) Profile

Authors

C. Keith Conners, Ph.D; Drew Erhardt,Ph.D & Elizabeth Sparrow, Ph.D

Description

The Conner's Adult ADHD Rating Scales (CAARS) quantitatively measures ADHD symptoms across clinically significant domains while examining the manifestations of ADHD in adults based on scientific literature and the authors' clinical experience.  The CAARS results may help you identify contributing factors to a client's problem in clinical, research, rehabilitation and correctional settings.

The CAARS elicit self-report and observer ratings to give a multiple-informant assessment.  The self-report (CAARS-S) and observer forms (CAARS-O) address the same behaviours and contain identical scales, subscales, and indexes.  Raw scores and T-scores are produced for each scale, subscale and index.

Normative data for the self-report forms consist of 1,026 nonclinical adults, while the observer forms consist of friends of 943 non-clinical adults.  Separate norms are available by gender and age-group intervals (18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+ years).

Long Versions:  The long self-report (CAARS-S:L) and observer (CAARS-O:L) forms included 66 items and contain nine empirically derived scales that assess a broad range of problem behaviours.  They include three DSM-IV Symptom measures (Inattentive, Hyperactive-Impulsive and Total ADHD Symptoms), a 12-item ADHD Index, and an Inconsistency Index for identifying random or careless responding.  Long versions produce scores for the following areas:

Factor-Derived Subscales

  • Inattention/Memory Problems
  • Hyperactivity/Restlessness
  • Impulsivity/Emotional Liability
  • Problems with Self-Concept

DSM-IV ADHD Symptoms Subscales:

  • Inattentive Symptoms
  • Total ADHD Symptoms
  • Hyperactive-Impulsive Symptoms
  • ADHD Index
  • Inconsistency Index

Short Versions:  The short self-report (CAARS-S:S) and observer (CAARS-O:S) forms contain 26 items that comprise abbreviated versions of the factor-derived subscales that appear in the long versions.  The ADHD Index and the Inconsistency Index are also incorporated. Designed to display key dimensions when time with respondents is limited, the short versions produce scores for the following areas:

Factor-Derived Subscales

  • Inattention/Memory Problems
  • Hyperactivity/Restlessness
  • Impulsivity/Emotional Liability
  • Problems with Self-Concept
  • ADHD Index
  • Inconsistency Index

Screening Versions:  The CAARS screening versions (CAARS-S:SV and CAARS-O:SV) include the same 12-item ADHD Index of the long and short versions, as well as the DSM-IV ADHD Symptom Subscales (18 items that relate to DSM-IV criteria for ADHD).  Ideal for quick identification, the screening versions address the following areas:

DSM-IV ADHD Symptoms Subscales:

  • Inattentive Symptoms
  • Total ADHD Symptoms
  • Hyperactive-Impulsive Symptoms
  • ADHD Index

Features

  • Excellent reliability & validity
  • Sets a new standard in adult evaluation and treatment monitoring
  • Long, short and screening versions available
  • Paper-and-Pencil QuikScore format for handscoring
  • Computer Scoring available offering two computer generated reports

Reports

CAARS may be hand scored or computer scored.

CAARS is currently offered in online format for use with MHS Scoring Organiser.  MHS Scoring Organiser is an internet-based client management program and is free with your purchase of MHS online reports.  MHS Scoring Organiser helps you manage all your MHS online asssessment tools.  You may instantly generate reports and customise them to suit your purpose. Reports may then be saved, printed, exported, or the results integrated with your MHS Professional Tool Suite software programs.  You may also track your report uses.

Quikscore forms are easy to administer and hand score.    Profile forms are included where you may quickly plot raw scores for conversion to T-scores.  The resulting profile provides the individual's assessment scores and comparision with the appropriate age and gender normative group.  Profile forms are ideal for result presentation and to monitor treatment progress.

  1. Profile Reports - are available for all three versions (long, short and screening) of the CAARS-self & CAARS-observer.
  2. Interpretive Reports - contain detailed descriptions of the scales, a list of evaluated item repsonses and intervention strategy suggestions are available for only the long and short versions of each.

(See Conners' Adult ADHD History Forms product page on this website for further information.)

Now Available -  Conners' Adult ADHD Rating Scales (CAARS): For Use in Correctional Settings

The CAARS: For Use in Correctional Settings Supplement (27 pages) is now available.  This is a corrections-focused multi-dimensional assessment of adult ADHD.  Studies show that ADHD is found in correctional settings at a relatively high rate and that adults with ADHD are at an especially high risk to recidivate.  The CAARS help to detect ADHD promptly so you may develop the best rehabilitation and release plan.

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Sample Reports

CAARS Interpretive Report - Observer (Long)

CAARS Interpretive Report - Observer (Short)

CAARS Interpretive Report - Self Rating (Long)

CAARS Interpretive Report - Self Rating (Short)

CAARS Profile Report - Observer (Long)

CAARS Profile Report - Observer (Short)

CAARS Profile Report - Self Rating (Long)

CAARS Profile Report - Self Rating (Short)

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