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Conflict Behavior Questionnaire/Interaction Behavior Questionnaire
Availability
Please email the author for information about obtaining the instrument: prinz@sc.edu.
Classification
Supplemental: Sport-Related Concussion (SRC) Persistent/Chronic  (3 months and greater post concussion) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
 
Exploratory: Sport-Related Concussion (SRC) Subacute (after 72 hours to 3 months)
Short Description of Instrument
The Conflict Behavior Questionnaire (CBQ) also known as the Interaction Behavior Questionnaire (IBQ) was designed to obtain evaluations of parent and adolescent behavior directly from mother and adolescent. The questionnaire reliably measures whether or not a family is experiencing distress.
Administration takes about 5 minutes. Separate versions are available for parents and adolescents.
 
Sport-Related Concussion Specific: This measure was originally developed by R.J. Prinz and is described here: Prinz, etal. (1979). The short version of this measure is 28 items and is referred to as the “Interaction Behavior Questionnaire”. Subsequently, Robin and Foster (1989) shortened the measure to 20-items and again refers to it as the “Conflict and Behavior Questionnaire”.
 
Advantages: The Conflict Behavior Questionnaire (CBQ) was designed to obtain evaluations of parent and adolescent behavior directly from mother and adolescent. The questionnaire reliably measures whether or not a family is experiencing distress. Administration takes about 5 minutes. Separate versions are available for parents and adolescents.
 
Assesses  conflict between children and parents. Three parts; conflict with father, mother and parent opinion section. Able to detect discrepancies in conflict. Good internal consistency. Spanish version is available. However, it is unknown if spanish version was validated.
 
Age Range: 10 to 19; 13 to 17 (targeted)
 
Scoring
Raw scores are the number of items (up to 20) answered in a negative direction. Lower scores suggest better functioning.
References
Prinz R, Foster S, Kent R, and KD OL. Multivariate assessment of conflict in distressed and nondistressed parent-adolescent dyads. J Appl Behav Anal. 1979;12:691–700.
 
Robin AL & Foster SL. Problems-solving communication training: A behavioral family systems approach to parent-adolescent conflict. Adv Child Behav Anal Ther. 1984;3:195–240.
 
Robin A and Foster S. (1989). Negotiating parent adolescent conflict: A behavioral family systems approach. Guilford: New York.
 
Wade SL, Michaud L, Brown TM. Putting the pieces together: Preliminary efficacy of a family problem-solving intervention for children with traumatic brain injury. J Head Trauma Rehab. 2006;21:57–67.
 
Wade S, Walz N, Carey J, Williams K. Preliminary efficacy of a web-based family problem solving treatment program for adolescents with traumatic brain injury. J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2008;23:369–377.
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