The ASEBA Older Adult forms (OABCL and OASR) can greatly improve assessment in a variety of contexts, including psychiatric and psychological evaluations, medical care, assessments following significant life changes (such as loss of a loved one or a move to an assisted living environment) and evaluations before and after planned changes and interventions.
The Older Adult Self-Report (OASR) obtains older adults' self-reports of diverse aspects of adaptive functioning and problems, whilst the Older Adults Behavior Checklist (OABCL) is a parallel form for obtaining reports from people who know the adult well.
The OABCL Handscoring Profiles provide an easy way to view the individual's adaptive strengths and problems, by displaying each item and scale score on the profile, displayed in a graph format.
To cater for the age and gender differences in scores of the OABCL and OASR, norms for ages 60-75 and 75+ are displayed on separate profiles for men and women.
The OABCL and OASR items regarding friend and spouse/partner are scored on the Handscoring Profiles. The Adaptive Functioning Scales include:
- Personal Strengths
The Syndrome Scales are:
- Somatic Complaints
- Functional Impairment
- Memory/Cognition Problems
- Thought Problems
The OABCL/OASR Manual provides information on how to transfer data from the completed forms to the profiles.