Disruptive Behavior Disorder Scale
Check the column that best describes your/this child.
0=Not at All; 1=Just a Little; 2=Pretty Much; 3=Very Much
Patient First Name, Last Initial *
Your First Name, Last Initial *
Relation to Patient *
0=Not at All; 1=Just a Little; 2=Pretty Much; 3=Very Much
1. Often interrupts or intrudes on others (e.g., butts into conversations or games) *
Not at All
Very Much
2. Has run away from home overnight at least twice while living in parental or parental surrogate home (oronce without returning for a lengthy period) *
Not at All
Very Much
3. Often argues with adults *
Not at All
Very Much
4. Often lies to obtain goods or favors or to avoid obligations (i.e., "cons" others) *
Not at All
Very Much
5. Often initiates physical fights with other members of his or her household *
Not at All
Very Much
6. Has been physically cruel to people *
Not at All
Very Much
7. Often talks excessively *
Not at All
Very Much
8. Has stolen items of nontrivial value without confronting a victim (e.g., shoplifting, but without breaking and entering; forgery) *
Not at All
Very Much
9. Is often easily distracted by extraneous stimuli *
Not at All
Very Much
10. Often engages in physically dangerous activities without considering possible consequences (not for thepurpose of thrill-seeking), e.g., runs into street without looking *
Not at All
Very Much
0=Not at All; 1=Just a Little; 2=Pretty Much; 3=Very Much
11. often truant from school, beginning before age 13 years *
Not at All
Very Much
12. Often fidgets with hands or feet or squirms in seat *
Not at All
Very Much
13. Is often spiteful or vindictive *
Not at All
Very Much
14. Often swears or uses obscene language *
Not at All
Very Much
15. Often blames others for his or her mistakes or misbehavior *
Not at All
Very Much
16. Has deliberately destroyed others' property (other than by fire setting) *
Not at All
Very Much
17. Often actively defies or refuses to comply with adults' requests or rules *
Not at All
Very Much
18. Often does not seem to listen when spoken to directly *
Not at All
Very Much
19. Often blurts out answers before questions have been completed *
Not at All
Very Much
20. Often initiates physical fights with others who do not live in his or her household (e.g., peers at school orin the neighborhood) *
Not at All
Very Much
0=Not at All; 1=Just a Little; 2=Pretty Much; 3=Very Much
21. Often shifts from one uncompleted activity to another *
Not at All
Very Much
22. Often has difficulty playing or engaging in leisure activities quietly *
Not at All
Very Much
23. Often fails to give close attention to details or makes careless mistakes in schoolwork, work, or otheractivities *
Not at All
Very Much
24. Is often angry and resentful *
Not at All
Very Much
25. Often leaves seat in classroom or in other situations in which remaining seated is expected *
Not at All
Very Much
26. Is often touchy or easily annoyed by others *
Not at All
Very Much
27. Often does not follow through on instructions and fails to finish schoolwork, chores, or duties in the workplace (not due to oppositional behavior or failure to understand instructions) *
Not at All
Very Much
28. Often loses temper *
Not at All
Very Much
29. Often has difficulty sustaining attention in tasks or play activities *
Not at All
Very Much
30. Often has difficulty awaiting turn *
Not at All
Very Much
0=Not at All; 1=Just a Little; 2=Pretty Much; 3=Very Much
31. Has forced someone into sexual activity *
Not at All
Very Much
32. Often bullies, threatens, or intimidates others *
Not at All
Very Much
33. Is often "on the go" or often acts as if "driven by a motor" *
Not at All
Very Much
34. Often loses things necessary for tasks or activities (e.g., toys, school assignments, pencils, books, ortools) *
Not at All
Very Much
35. Often runs about or climbs excessively in situations in which it is inappropriate (in adolescents or adults,may be limited to subjective feelings of restlessness) *
Not at All
Very Much
36. Has been physically cruel to animals *
Not at All
Very Much
37. Often avoids, dislikes, or is reluctant to engage in tasks that require sustained mental effort (such as schoolwork or homework) *
Not at All
Very Much
38. Often stays out at night despite parental prohibitions, beginning before age 13 years *
Not at All
Very Much
39. Often deliberately annoys people *
Not at All
Very Much
40. Has stolen while confronting a victim (e.g., mugging, purse snatching, extortion, armed robbery) *
Not at All
Very Much
0=Not at All; 1=Just a Little; 2=Pretty Much; 3=Very Much
41. Has deliberately engaged in fire setting with the intention of causing serious damage *
Not at All
Very Much
42. Often has difficulty organizing tasks and activities *
Not at All
Very Much
43. Has broken into someone else's house, building, or car *
Not at All
Very Much
44. Is often forgetful in daily activities *
Not at All
Very Much
45. Has used a weapon that can cause serious physical harm to others (e.g., a bat, brick, broken bottle, knife, gun) *
Not at All
Very Much
References
Friedman-Weieneth, JL; Doctoroff, GL; Harvey, EA; Goldstein, LH (July 2009). "The Disruptive Behavior Rating Scale-Parent Version (DBRS-PV): Factor analytic structure and validity among young preschool children". Journal of Attention Disorders. 13 (1): 42–55. doi:10.1177/1087054708322991. PMID 18753403.

Silva, RR; Alpert, M; Pouget, E; Silva, V; Trosper, S; Reyes, K; Dummit, S (2005). "A rating scale for disruptive behavior disorders, based on the DSM-IV item pool". The Psychiatric Quarterly. 76 (4): 327–39. doi:10.1007/s11126-005-4966-x. PMID 16217627.

Bzhalava, V., & Inasaridze, K. (2017). Disruptive Behavior Disorder (DBD) Rating Scale for Georgian Population. arXiv preprint arXiv:1702.03409.

Loona, M. I., & Kamal, A. (2011). Translation and adaptation of disruptive behaviour disorder rating scale. Pakistan Journal of Psychological Research, 26(2), 149.

Ofovwe, G. E., & Ofovwe, C. E. (2010). Disruptive Behaviour Disorder (DBD) Rating Scale for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Normative Values and Percentile Charts for Nigerian Children Aged 6 to 15 Years. Nigerian Hospital Practice, 6(1-2).

Pelham, W. E., Gnagy, E. M., Greenslade, K. E., & Milich, R. (1992). Teacher ratings of DSM-III-R symptoms for the disruptive behavior disorders. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 31(2), 210-218.

The rating scale is available as a free download, permission is not required, and access is unrestricted. https://www.psychtools.info/dbdrs/
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