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Protocol - Disinhibiting Behaviors - Impulsivity - Child

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UPPS-P Impulsive Behavior Scale for Children

Availability:

Publicly available

Description:

The UPPS-P Impulsive Behavior Scale for Children includes 40 self-administered items that are scored as five subscales (urgency, premeditation, perseverance, sensation seeking, and positive urgency). The respondent is asked to read each item and circle the number on a scale that best describes him/her. The 4-item Likert scale includes values for 1 (not at all like me), 2 (not like me), 3 (somewhat like me), and 4 (very much like me).

Protocol:

Below are a number of statements that describe ways in which people act and think. Read each one carefully and think about whether it is like you. For each statement, circle the number that represents how the statement describes you.

Not At All Like Me

Not Like Me

Somewhat Like Me

Very Much Like Me

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1. If I feel like doing something, I tend to do it, even if it's bad.

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2. I like new, thrilling things to happen.

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3. I like to see things through to the end.

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4. I tend to blurt out things without thinking.

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5. I am upset when I am not finished with things.

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6. I like to stop and think about something before I do it.

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7. When I feel bad, I often do things I later regret in order to make myself feel better now.

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8. I would like water skiing.

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9. Once I get going on something I hate to stop.

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10. I like to know just what to do before I start a project.

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11. Sometimes when I feel bad, I keep doing something even though it is making me feel worse.

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12. I enjoy taking risks.

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13. It is easy for me to think hard.

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14. I would like parachute jumping.

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15. I finish what I start.

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16. I try to take a careful approach to things.

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17. When I am upset I often act without thinking.

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18. I like new, thrilling things, even if they are a little scary.

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19. I tend to get things done on time.

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20. When I feel rejected, I often say things that I later regret.

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21. I would like to learn to fly an airplane.

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22. I am a person who always gets the job done.

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23. I am very careful.

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24. I almost always finish projects that I start.

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25. I like to know what to expect, before doing something new.

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26. I often make matters worse because I act without thinking when I am upset.

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27. I would like to ski very fast down a high mountain slope.

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28. I tend to stop and think before doing things.

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29. Before making a choice, I tend to think about both the good things and the bad things about the choice.

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30. When I am mad, I sometimes say things that I later regret.

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31. I would enjoy fast driving.

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32. Sometimes I do crazy things I later regret.

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Following is a group of statements that may describe you to varying degrees. Please answer whether you feel the statement is "very much" like you, "somewhat" like you, "not" like you, or "not at all" like you, using the following scale:

Not At All Like Me

Not Like Me

Somewhat Like Me

Very Much Like Me

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33. When I am very happy, I can't stop myself from going overboard.

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34. When I am really thrilled, I tend not to think about the results of my actions.

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35. When I am in a great mood, I tend to do things that could cause me problems.

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36. I tend to act without thinking when I am very, very happy.

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37. When I get really happy about something, I tend to do things that can lead to trouble.

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38. When I am really happy, I tend to get out of control.

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39. I tend to lose control when I am in a great mood.

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40. When I am very happy, I tend to do things that may cause problems in my life.

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Scoring:

1. Lack of premeditation: items 4, 6, 10, 16, 23, 25, 28, 29 (reverse code all but item 4)

2. Negative urgency: items 1, 7, 11, 17, 20, 26, 30, 32

3. Sensation seeking: items 2, 8, 12, 14, 18, 21, 27, 31

4. Lack of perseverance: items 3, 5, 9, 13, 15, 19, 22, 24 (reverse code all items)

5. Positive urgency: items 33-40

The reason to reverse code is so that high scores on each scale are in the impulsivity direction.

Personnel and Training Required

None

Equipment Needs

None

Requirements

Requirement CategoryRequired
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individualNo
Major equipmentNo
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collectionNo
Specialized trainingNo

Mode of Administration

Self-administered

Life Stage:

Child

Specific Instructions:

None

Research Domain Information

Release Date:

December 13, 2010

Definition

This is an assessment with five subscales that are used to measure five distinct dimensions of impulsive behavior.

Purpose

Impulsivity is typically defined as the initiation of behavior without forethought. It has been identified as a risk factor for a variety of psychiatric disorders and problem drinking.

Selection Rationale

The UPPS-P Impulsive Behavior Scale for Children was developed by revising the widely used UPPS-P Impulsive Behavior Scale. This instrument has been used successfully on a large sample (1,843) of elementary school students. The scales also have good internal consistency and reliability.

Language

English, Spanish

Standards

StandardNameIDSource
Common Data Elements (CDE)Child Impulsive Behavior Assessment Scale3162878CDE Browser
Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC)Disinhibit behav - impuls child proto UP62921-2LOINC

Process and Review

[link[phenx.org/node/103|Expert Review Panel 4]] (ERP 4) reviewed the measures in the Neurology, Psychiatric, and Psychosocial domains.

Guidance from ERP 4 included the following:

· Revised description of measure

Source

Zapolski, T. C. B., Stairs, A. M., Settles, R. F., Combs, J. L., & Smith, G. T. (2010). The measurement of dispositions to rash action in children. Assessment, 17(1), 116-125.

General References

Coskunpinar, A., Dir, A. L., & Cyders, M. A. (2013). Multidimensionality in impulsivity and alcohol use: A meta-analysis using the UPPS model of impulsivity. Alcoholism, 37, 1441-1450.

d’Acremont, M., & Van der Linden, M. (2005). Adolescent impulsivity: Findings from a community sample. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 34, 427-435.

Gunn, R. L., & Smith, G. T. (2010). Risk factors for elementary school drinking: Pubertal status, personality, and alcohol expectancies concurrently predict fifth grade alcohol consumption. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 24(4), 617-627.

Miller, D. J., Derefinko, K. J., Lynam, D. R., Milich, R., & Fillmore, M. T. (2010). Impulsivity and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder: Subtype classification using the UPPS Impulsive Behavior Scale. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 32(3), 323-332.

Reynolds, B., Ortengren, A., Richards, J. B., & deWit, H. (2006) Dimensions of impulsive behavior: Personality and behavioral measures. Personality and Individual Differences, 40, 305-315.

Whiteside, S. P., & Lynam, D. R. (2001). The Five Factor Model and impulsivity: Using a structural model of personality to understand impulsivity. Personality and Individual Differences, 30, 669-689.

Protocol ID:

180402

Variables:

Export Variables
Variable NameVariable IDVariable DescriptionVersiondbGaP Mapping
PX180402_Do_What_I_Feel_LikePX180402010000If I feel like doing something, I tend to do it, even if it's bad.4N/A
PX180402_Like_New_Thrilling_ThingsPX180402020000I like new, thrilling things to happen.4N/A
PX180402_See_Things_ThroughPX180402030000I like to see things through to the end.4N/A
PX180402_Blurt_Out_ThingsPX180402040000I tend to blurt out things without thinking.4N/A
PX180402_Upset_When_Not_FinishedPX180402050000I am upset when I am not finished with things.4N/A
PX180402_Like_To_Stop_And_ThinkPX180402060000I like to stop and think about something before I do it.4N/A
PX180402_Do_Things_Later_RegretPX180402070000When I feel bad, I often do things I later regret in order to make myself feel better now.4N/A
PX180402_Would_Like_Water_SkiingPX180402080000I would like water skiing.4N/A
PX180402_Hate_To_Stop_Once_GoingPX180402090000Once I get going on something I hate to stop.4N/A
PX180402_Like_ToKnow_What_ToDoPX180402100000I like to know just what to do before I start a project.4N/A
PX180402_Keep_Doing_EvenThough_MakingWorsePX180402110000Sometimes when I feel bad, I keep doing something even though it is making me feel worse.4N/A
PX180402_Enjoy_Taking_RisksPX180402120000I enjoy taking risks.4N/A
PX180402_Easy_To_Think_HardPX180402130000It is easy for me to think hard.4N/A
PX180402_Would_Like_Parachute_JumpingPX180402140000I would like parachute jumping.4N/A
PX180402_Finish_What_I_StartPX180402150000I finish what I start.4N/A
PX180402_Take_A_Careful_ApproachPX180402160000I try to take a careful approach to things.4N/A
PX180402_When_Upset_Act_Without_ThinkingPX180402170000When I am upset I often act without thinking.4N/A
PX180402_Like_Thrilling_Things_Even_IfScaryPX180402180000I like new, thrilling things, even if they are a little scary.4N/A
PX180402_Get_Things_Done_On_TimePX180402190000I tend to get things done on time.4N/A
PX180402_Say_Things_Regret_When_RejectedPX180402200000When I feel rejected, I often say things that I later regret.4N/A
PX180402_Like_To_Learn_To_FlyPX180402210000I would like to learn to fly an airplane.4N/A
PX180402_Always_Gets_The_Job_DonePX180402220000I am a person who always gets the job done.4N/A
PX180402_Very_CarefulPX180402230000I am very careful.4N/A
PX180402_Almost_Always_Finish_ProjectsPX180402240000I almost always finish projects that I start.4N/A
PX180402_Like_ToKnow_What_ToExpectPX180402250000I like to know what to expect, before doing something new.4N/A
PX180402_Act_Without_Thinking_When_UpsetPX180402260000I often make matters worse because I act without thinking when I am upset.4N/A
PX180402_Ski_Fast_Down_High_MountainPX180402270000I would like to ski very fast down a high mountain slope.4N/A
PX180402_Tend_To_Stop_And_ThinkPX180402280000I tend to stop and think before doing things.4N/A
PX180402_Consider_Good_And_Bad_ThingsPX180402290000Before making a choice, I tend to think about both the good things and the bad things about the choice.4N/A
PX180402_Say_Things_Regret_When_MadPX180402300000When I am mad, I sometimes say things that I later regret.4N/A
PX180402_Enjoy_Fast_DrivingPX180402310000I would enjoy fast driving.4N/A
PX180402_Cant_Stop_Going_OverboardPX180402330000When I am very happy, I can't stop myself from going overboard.4N/A
PX180402_Dont_Think_About_Actions_ResultsPX180402340000When I am really thrilled, I tend not to think about the results of my actions.4N/A
PX180402_Do_Things_That_Cause_ProblemsPX180402350000When I am in a great mood, I tend to do things that could cause me problems.4N/A
PX180402_Act_Without_Thinking_When_HappyPX180402360000I tend to act without thinking when I am very, very happy.4N/A
PX180402_Actions_Lead_To_TroublePX180402370000When I get really happy about something, I tend to do things that can lead to trouble.4N/A
PX180402_Out_Of_Control_When_HappyPX180402380000When I am really happy, I tend to get out of control.4N/A
PX180402_Lose_Control_In_Great_MoodPX180402390000I tend to lose control when I am in a great mood.4N/A
PX180402_When_Happy_Actions_Cause_ProblemsPX180402400000When I am very happy, I tend to do things that may cause problems in my life.4N/A