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Protocol - Disinhibiting Behaviors - Impulsivity - Child

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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.

Protocol Name from Source:

UPPS-P Impulsive Behavior Scale for Children

Availability:

Publicly available

Personnel and Training Required

None

Equipment Needs

None

Requirements
Requirement CategoryRequired
Major equipment No
Specialized training No
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collection No
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individual No
Mode of Administration

Self-administered questionnaire

Life Stage:

Child

Participants:

Ages 11-13 years

Specific Instructions:

None

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 Scale 3162878 CDE Browser
Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) Disinhibit behav - impuls child proto UP 62921-2 LOINC
Derived Variables

None

Process and Review

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_Actions_Lead_To_Trouble PX180402370000 When I get really happy about something, I tend to do things that can lead to trouble. 4 N/A
PX180402_Act_Without_Thinking_When_Happy PX180402360000 I tend to act without thinking when I am very, very happy. 4 N/A
PX180402_Act_Without_Thinking_When_Upset PX180402260000 I often make matters worse because I act without thinking when I am upset. 4 N/A
PX180402_Almost_Always_Finish_Projects PX180402240000 I almost always finish projects that I start. 4 N/A
PX180402_Always_Gets_The_Job_Done PX180402220000 I am a person who always gets the job done. 4 N/A
PX180402_Blurt_Out_Things PX180402040000 I tend to blurt out things without thinking. 4 N/A
PX180402_Cant_Stop_Going_Overboard PX180402330000 When I am very happy, I can't stop myself from going overboard. 4 N/A
PX180402_Consider_Good_And_Bad_Things PX180402290000 Before making a choice, I tend to think about both the good things and the bad things about the choice. 4 N/A
PX180402_Dont_Think_About_Actions_Results PX180402340000 When I am really thrilled, I tend not to think about the results of my actions. 4 N/A
PX180402_Do_Things_Later_Regret PX180402070000 When I feel bad, I often do things I later regret in order to make myself feel better now. 4 N/A
PX180402_Do_Things_That_Cause_Problems PX180402350000 When I am in a great mood, I tend to do things that could cause me problems. 4 N/A
PX180402_Do_What_I_Feel_Like PX180402010000 If I feel like doing something, I tend to do it, even if it's bad. 4 N/A
PX180402_Easy_To_Think_Hard PX180402130000 It is easy for me to think hard. 4 N/A
PX180402_Enjoy_Fast_Driving PX180402310000 I would enjoy fast driving. 4 N/A
PX180402_Enjoy_Taking_Risks PX180402120000 I enjoy taking risks. 4 N/A
PX180402_Finish_What_I_Start PX180402150000 I finish what I start. 4 N/A
PX180402_Get_Things_Done_On_Time PX180402190000 I tend to get things done on time. 4 N/A
PX180402_Hate_To_Stop_Once_Going PX180402090000 Once I get going on something I hate to stop. 4 N/A
PX180402_Keep_Doing_EvenThough_MakingWorse PX180402110000 Sometimes when I feel bad, I keep doing something even though it is making me feel worse. 4 N/A
PX180402_Like_New_Thrilling_Things PX180402020000 I like new, thrilling things to happen. 4 N/A
PX180402_Like_Thrilling_Things_Even_IfScary PX180402180000 I like new, thrilling things, even if they are a little scary. 4 N/A
PX180402_Like_ToKnow_What_ToDo PX180402100000 I like to know just what to do before I start a project. 4 N/A
PX180402_Like_ToKnow_What_ToExpect PX180402250000 I like to know what to expect, before doing something new. 4 N/A
PX180402_Like_To_Learn_To_Fly PX180402210000 I would like to learn to fly an airplane. 4 N/A
PX180402_Like_To_Stop_And_Think PX180402060000 I like to stop and think about something before I do it. 4 N/A
PX180402_Lose_Control_In_Great_Mood PX180402390000 I tend to lose control when I am in a great mood. 4 N/A
PX180402_Out_Of_Control_When_Happy PX180402380000 When I am really happy, I tend to get out of control. 4 N/A
PX180402_Say_Things_Regret_When_Mad PX180402300000 When I am mad, I sometimes say things that I later regret. 4 N/A
PX180402_Say_Things_Regret_When_Rejected PX180402200000 When I feel rejected, I often say things that I later regret. 4 N/A
PX180402_See_Things_Through PX180402030000 I like to see things through to the end. 4 N/A
PX180402_Ski_Fast_Down_High_Mountain PX180402270000 I would like to ski very fast down a high mountain slope. 4 N/A
PX180402_Take_A_Careful_Approach PX180402160000 I try to take a careful approach to things. 4 N/A
PX180402_Tend_To_Stop_And_Think PX180402280000 I tend to stop and think before doing things. 4 N/A
PX180402_Upset_When_Not_Finished PX180402050000 I am upset when I am not finished with things. 4 N/A
PX180402_Very_Careful PX180402230000 I am very careful. 4 N/A
PX180402_When_Happy_Actions_Cause_Problems PX180402400000 When I am very happy, I tend to do things that may cause problems in my life. 4 N/A
PX180402_When_Upset_Act_Without_Thinking PX180402170000 When I am upset I often act without thinking. 4 N/A
PX180402_Would_Like_Parachute_Jumping PX180402140000 I would like parachute jumping. 4 N/A
PX180402_Would_Like_Water_Skiing PX180402080000 I would like water skiing. 4 N/A
Research Domain Information
Measure Name:

Disinhibiting Behaviors - Impulsivity

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.

Keywords

Psychosocial, impulsive, impulsivity, behavior, personality, premeditation, urgency, sensation seeking, perseverance, UPPS-P Impulsive Behavior Scale for Children