Older Adult Self Report (OASR)ΒΆ

The OASR is a 127-item self-administered instrument designed for older adults (ages 60-90) that examines diverse aspects of adaptive functioning and problems. Participants are asked to review a list of items that describe people, and select the best answer to describe themselves over the past two months on a 3-point scale: 0-Not true, 1-Somewhat or Sometimes True, 2-Very True or Often True. The questionnaire provides scores for the following syndrome scales: anxious/depressed, worries, somatic complaints, functional impairment, memory/cognition problems, thought problems, and irritable/disinhibited. The questionnaire provides scores for the following DSM-oriented scales: depressive problems, anxiety problems, somatic problems, dementia problems, psychotic problems, and antisocial personality problems. Additionally, the questionnaire asks about their use of tobacco, alcohol, and drugs.

Domains Assessed: Aggression and Oppositionality, Anxiety, Cognitive and Executive Functioning, Depression and Mood, Psychotic and Atypical Behavior, Somatic Complaints

Note: This assessment is given to participants ages 60-85 years old. The adaptive functioning scales are not included.

References: Achenbach, T. M., Newhouse, P.A., & Rescorla, L. A. (2004). Manual for the ASEBA Older Adult Forms & Profiles. Burlington, VT: University of Vermont, Research Center for Children, Youth, & Families.

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