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Conners 4th Edition

Conners 4
Conners 4th Edition (Conners 4™) provides a comprehensive assessment of symptoms and impairments associated with ADHD and common co-occurring problems and disorders in children and youth aged 6 to 18 years.

Overview

Publication date:
July 2022
Age range:
Parent and Teacher: 6 to 18 years, Self-report: 8 to 18 years
Qualification level:
B
Completion time:
Full length: 12–15 minutes, Short form: 5–7 minutes, ADHD Index: 1–1.5 minutes
Administration:
Parent, Teacher, Self
Forms:
Short (49–53 items), Full length (109–118 items), ADHD Index (12 items), Q-global® online administration, Scoring, Reporting, Q-global Print on demand answer forms - Key entry, Scoring and Reporting
Scoring options:
Digital only via Q-global
Report Options:
Single rater
Norms:
US-based
Trademark information:
Published by Multi-Health Systems. Pearson is a distributor. Conners 4th Edition (Conners 4™) is the revision of the Conners 3rd Edition (Conners 3®)

Product Details

Conners 4th Edition (Conners 4™) is the digital revision of a leading Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) assessment providing a thorough evaluation of associated symptoms and ADHA impairments, as well as common co-occurring problems and disorders, in youth 6 to 18 years old.

Overview

Conners 4th Edition (Conners 4™) is the highly anticipated revision of the Conners 3rd Edition (Conners 3®), a leading Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) assessment.

Conners 4 provides a comprehensive assessment of symptoms and impairments associated with ADHD and common co-occurring problems and disorders in children and youth aged 6 to 18 years. The Conners 4 is an inclusive and fair measure that builds on the long history and strengths of the multi-informant Conners Rating Scales. Conners 4 will be an invaluable part of your ADHD assessment battery with updated norms, improved workflows, and new and improved features.

New features

Improved efficiency and usability

Now fully digital, Conners 4 helps you gain valuable time with customizable reports, online scoring for better data visualization, easy inventory management, a digital manual, and printable forms.

Increased accuracy of assessment

Conners 4 updates allow you to:

  • Address critical concerns with Severe Conduct and Self-Harm Critical Items and a Sleep Problems Indicator
  • Measure impairments related to ADHD symptoms in the school, social, and family domains
  • Evaluate new content areas and common co-occurring problems such as emotional dysregulation, depressed mood, and anxious thoughts
  • Apply a dimensional approach with an additional DSM Symptoms Scale - Total ADHD Symptoms

Superior quantification of severity

Conners 4 helps you evaluate the severity of symptoms by comparing the child's results to an ADHD Reference Sample (children/youth already diagnosed with ADHD).

Enhanced collaboration with parents

Conners 4 facilitates collaboration with parents using an enhanced Parent Feedback Handout (easy-to-understand explanation and summary of results).

Increased fairness and inclusivity

Conners 4 improves fairness and inclusivity with gender-inclusive language, culturally sensitive items, and items and scales that show no evidence of measurement bias regarding gender, race/ethnicity, country of residence, or parental education level.

More informed intervention

Conners 4 allows evaluation of a youth's relative strengths and weaknesses using Within-Profile Comparisons for more informed intervention.

Easier administration

Take the guesswork out of your inventory management with a new way to order Conners 4 uses. You can purchase a general Conners 4 use and apply it across any Conners 4 form while generating reports.

Comparing the Conners 3 and Conners 4

  • Content updates (new and revised scales)
    • Emotional Dysregulation; Depressed Mood; Anxious Thoughts
    • Impairment and Functional outcome scales
  • Response Style Analysis updates
  • Item level updates
    • Cultural sensitivity
    • Gender-neutral language
    • New item level indicators for self-harm and sleep problems
  • Norm updates
    • New normative samples
    • ADHD reference sample
  • Better Structural alignment with the upcoming Conners Adult ADHD Rating Scales to facilitate a lifespan approach to ADHD assessment and monitoring

Benefits to Conners 4

  • Revision of the Conners 3
  • Multi-informant: Parent, Teacher and Self-report forms are aligned to facilitate/compare information across informants
  • Conners-4 data can be used for:
    • Preliminary screening purposes
    • Aid in clinical decision making for diagnosis; education eligibility or intervention, treatment planning and monitoring
    • Suited for research purposes, particularly as a primary or secondary outcome in clinical trials
  • Severe Conduct and Self-Harm Critical Items and a Sleep Problems Indicator
  • Evaluates new content areas and common co-occurring problems such as Emotional Dysregulation, Depressed Mood, and Anxious Thoughts
  • Measure impairments related to ADHD symptoms in the school, social, and family domains
  • An additional DSM Symptoms Scale: Total ADHD Symptoms, for a dimensional approach
  • Improves fairness and inclusivity with gender-inclusive language and culturally sensitive items that show no evidence of measurement bias regarding gender, race/ethnicity, country of residence, or parental education level.

How is the Conners 4 used?

  • Inform ADHD diagnosis with results that have direct connections to DSM-5 symptom criteria and IDEIA legislation
  • Develop informed intervention and treatment strategies by identifying specific challenge areas to work on
  • Monitor response to intervention and its effectiveness with detailed progress reports
  • Assess common comorbid disorders (Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder) to assist with differential diagnosis
  • Discover how ADHD symptoms are affecting the youth by looking at impairment items which indicate functioning in home, school, and social settings
  • Spend less time on paperwork and more time with the youth with fast and easy to use administration and scoring, and easy-to-interpret reports
  • Gain a multi-rater perspective of the youth’s difficulties with a Parent, Teacher, and Self-report version