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 Form includes the same items as the OASR, except that it has an additional spouse/partner section.
The OABCL is worded in the third person so people who know the adult can describe them.
Spouses, partners, children of, relatives, friends and those who provide care to the older adult can complete the OABCL.
The OABCL requests demographic information and information about the older adult's relationships with partners and friends.
Respondents will rate each item on a 0-1-2 scale, and ratings should be based on the preceding two months.
Ratings are taken for behavioural, emotional, social problems and personal strength items. It also asks respondents to indicate tobacco and alcohol use.