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The Current Behavior Inventory: Examining reliability, validity, and the effect of likeability
There is a need for an objective measure for matching psychiatric patients with outpatient community settings. The Current Behavior Inventory has been developed to meet this need. This study uses data from 50 patients at two outpatient settings in New York State to examine the reliability and validity of the CBI. The effect of a measure of likeability is also examined. Four measures were used: the Current Behavior Inventory-Clinician Form, to identify the skills demonstrated by the patients in the study; the Current Behavior Inventory-Provider Form, to identify the skills required by the settings and those skills that enhance success at the settings; Level of Success-Ranking, a forced ranking of the 25 patients from each setting used in the study; and Likeability, a 5 point Likert-type scale. Ten patients were rated by independent raters to examine interrater reliability. The percent of the skills identified as required by the settings that were demonstrated by each patient was calculated and the percent of the skills identified as enhancing success by the settings demonstrated by each patient was calculated. Significant correlations were found between the percent of the required skills demonstrated by patients and Level of Success-Ranking, and the percent of enhancing skills demonstrated and Level of Success-Ranking. There was no significant correlation between Likeability and Level of Success-Ranking. There was a significant correlation between the skill measures and Likeability. The findings suggest that the CBI is useful in predicting success for patients in these settings. The interrater reliability was shown to be good.
Psychological tests|Psychotherapy|Behaviorial sciences
Sprecker, Sandra-Leigh, "The Current Behavior Inventory: Examining reliability, validity, and the effect of likeability" (1997). Doctoral Dissertations Available from Proquest. AAI9737586.