Abuse Disability Questionnaire (ADQ)
|32501||Abuse Disability Questionnaire, Complete||$83.00|
|32501R||Abuse Disability Questionnaire/Profile Form, Pk/50||$50.00|
|32501M||Abuse Disability Questionnaire Manual||$38.00|
Quickly Screens for psychological impairment associated with domestic abuse
John R. McNamara, Ph. D., ABPP
- Age Range: 18 years and older
- Time: 10 minutes or less, self-report
The Abuse Disability Questionnaire (ADQ) is a psychological, self-report screening test designed to assess both the extent of partner abuse and its associated consequences. These consequences may create a disabling or impairing psychological perspective that affects the way life is viewed, evaluated and lived.
Easily incorporated into intake procedures at most types of human service organizations, the ADQ is a brief, easy-to-use self-report screener, which can be completed by individuals with only an elementary school education. While not intended to provide a comprehensive psychological assessment of abuse, the ADQ gives an indication of the amount of the abuse and its effect on a number of life areas. This valuable information can then be immediately used to identify and provide appropriate psychological, social and psychiatric client services.
The 30 ADQ items cover eight subscales:
- Relationship Disability
- Psychological Dysfunction
- Substance Abuse
- Life Restriction
- Health Status Issues
- Inadequate Life Control
- Concern with Physical Harm
Responses on these items determine the level of impairment:
- Low — No major personality problems or psychological problems present. The individual is able to function in life roles such as wife, mother, worker, etc.
- Mild — Does not view life positively. Strain may be evidenced in coping with everyday life issues. Adjustment disorders and depression may be seen.
- Moderate — Life is viewed negatively. Strain may cause temporary disruption in activities such as absences from work or sleeping all day. The presence of a psychiatric condition is likely.
- Severe — Life is viewed as quite negative. A complete cessation of activities may occur. The presence of a psychiatric condition is very likely.
The complete ADQ includes a Manual and 50 Questionnaire/Profile Forms.