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62920-4PhenX - disinhibiting behaviors - impulsivity - adult protocol 180401 UPPS-PTrial

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Term Description

The UPPS Impulsive Behavior Scale contains 59 self-administered questions that are scored as five subscales (urgency, premeditation, perseverance, sensation seeking, and positive urgency). The respondent is asked to complete the questionnaire by reading each item and circling the number on a Likert scale, ranging from strongly agree to strongly disagree, that corresponds to his/her behavior.
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Part Description

LP130577-2   UPPS-P
The UPPS Impulsive Behavior Scale is a 45-item self-report questionnaire that was designed to measure impulsivity across dimensions of the Five Factor Model of personality. The UPPS includes 4 sub-scales: lack of premediation, urgency, lack of perseverance, and sensation-seeking.

UPPS-P Impulsive Behavior Scale (UPPS-P) is a revised version of the UPPS, including 59 items. It assesses an additional personality pathway to impulsive behavior, Positive Urgency, in addition to the four pathways assessed in the original version of the scale: Urgency (now Negative Urgency), (lack of) Premeditation, (lack of) Perseverance, and Sensation Seeking. Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ for details. Source: Wikipedia, UPPS and UPPS-P Impulsive Behavior Scales

Panel Hierarchy
Details for each LOINC in Panel LHC-Forms

LOINC Name R/O/C Cardinality Example UCUM Units
62920-4 PhenX - disinhibiting behaviors - impulsivity - adult protocol 180401 UPPS-P
Indent66580-2 I have a reserved and cautious attitude toward life.
Indent66581-0 I have trouble controlling my impulses.
Indent66582-8 I generally seek new and exciting experiences and sensations.
Indent66583-6 I generally like to see things through to the end.
Indent66584-4 When I am very happy, I can't seem to stop myself from doing things that can have bad consequences.
Indent66585-1 My thinking is usually careful and purposeful.
Indent66586-9 I have trouble resisting my cravings (for food, cigarettes, etc).
Indent66587-7 I'll try anything once.
Indent66588-5 I tend to give up easily.
Indent66589-3 When I am in a great mood, I tend to get into situations that could cause me problems.
Indent66590-1 I am not one of those people who blurt out things without thinking.
Indent66591-9 I often get involved in things I later wish I could get out of.
Indent66592-7 I like sports and games in which you have to choose your next move very quickly.
Indent66593-5 Unfinished tasks really bother me.
Indent66594-3 When I am very happy, I tend to do things that may cause problems in my life.
Indent66595-0 I like to stop and think things over before I do them.
Indent66596-8 When I feel bad, I will often do things I later regret in order to make myself feel better now.
Indent66597-6 I would enjoy water skiing.
Indent66598-4 Once I get going on something I hate to stop.
Indent66599-2 I tend to lose control when I am in a great mood.
Indent66600-8 I don't like to start a project until I know exactly how to proceed.
Indent66601-6 Sometimes when I feel bad, I can't seem to stop what I am doing even though it is making me feel worse.
Indent66602-4 I quite enjoy taking risks.
Indent66603-2 I concentrate easily.
Indent66604-0 When I am really ecstatic, I tend to get out of control.
Indent66629-7 I would enjoy parachute jumping.
Indent66630-5 I finish what I start.
Indent66631-3 I tend to value and follow a rational, "sensible" approach to things.
Indent66632-1 When I am upset I often act without thinking.
Indent66633-9 Others would say I make bad choices when I am extremely happy about something.
Indent66634-7 I welcome new and exciting experiences and sensations, even if they are a little frightening and unconventional.
Indent66635-4 I am able to pace myself so as to get things done on time.
Indent66636-2 I usually make up my mind through careful reasoning.
Indent66637-0 When I feel rejected, I will often say things I regret later.
Indent66638-8 Others are shocked or worried about the things I do when I am feeling very excited.
Indent66639-6 I would like to learn to fly an airplane.
Indent66640-4 I am a person who always gets the job done.
Indent66641-2 I am a cautious person.
Indent66642-0 It is hard for me to resist acting on my feelings.
Indent66643-8 When I get really happy about something, I tend to do things that can have bad consequences.
Indent66644-6 I sometimes like doing things that are a bit frightening.
Indent66645-3 I almost always finish projects that I start.
Indent66646-1 Before I get into a new situation I like to find out what to expect from it.
Indent66647-9 I often make matters worse because I act without thinking when I am upset.
Indent66648-7 When overjoyed, I feel like I can't stop myself from going overboard.
Indent66649-5 I would enjoy the sensation of skiing very fast down a high mountain slope.
Indent66650-3 Sometimes there are so many little things to be done that I just ignore them all.
Indent66651-1 I usually think carefully before doing anything.
Indent66652-9 When I am really excited, I tend not to think of the consequences of my actions.
Indent66653-7 In the heat of an argument, I will often say things that I later regret.
Indent66654-5 I would like to go scuba diving.
Indent66655-2 I tend to act without thinking when I am really excited.
Indent66656-0 I always keep my feelings under control.
Indent66657-8 When I am really happy, I often find myself in situations that I normally wouldn't be comfortable with.
Indent66658-6 Before making up my mind, I consider all the advantages and disadvantages.
Indent66659-4 I would enjoy fast driving.
Indent66660-2 When I am very happy, I feel like it is ok to give in to cravings or overindulge.
Indent66661-0 Sometimes I do impulsive things that I later regret.
Indent66684-2 I am surprised at the things I do while in a great mood.

Fully-Specified Name

PhenX - disinhibiting behaviors - impulsivity - adult protocol 180401

Additional Names

Short Name
Disinhibit behav - impuls adult UPPS-P

Basic Attributes

First Released
Version 2.36
Last Updated
Version 2.66
Change Reason
Updated Method from UPPS to reflect the original source of the content.; Updated the PhenX ID from "PhenX.<ID>" to "PX<ID>" in Survey Question Source field to align with the variable identifier used in the PhenX Toolkit.; Added the PhenX protocol ID to the Component to clearly define the protocol version for which this panel is based upon.
Panel Type

Survey Question


Normative Answer List LL1619-7

Source: Consensus measures for Phenotypes and Exposures

Answer Code Score Answer ID
Agree strongly LA15357-9
Agree some LA15355-3
Disagree some LA15354-6
Disagree strongly LA16642-3

Reference Information

Type Source Reference
Article Consensus measures for Phenotypes and Exposures Smith, G. T., Fischer, S., Cyders, M. A., Annus, A. M., Spillane, N. S., & McCarthy, D. M. (2007). On the validity and utility of discriminating among impulsivity-like traits. Assessment, 14, 155-170.
Article Consensus measures for Phenotypes and Exposures Cyders, M. A., Smith, G. T., Spillane, N. S., Fischer, S., Annus, A. M., & Peterson, C. (2007). Integration of impulsivity and positive mood to predict risky behavior: Development and validation of a measure of positive urgency. Psychological Assessment, 19(1), 107-118.
Article Consensus measures for Phenotypes and Exposures d'Acremont, M., & Van der Linden, M. (2005). Adolescent impulsivity: Findings from a community sample. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 34, 427-435.
Article Consensus measures for Phenotypes and Exposures Fischer, S., & Smith, G. T. (2008). Binge eating, problem drinking, and pathological gambling: Linking behavior to shared traits and social learning. Personality and Individual Differences, 44, 789-800.
Article Consensus measures for Phenotypes and Exposures Lynam, D. R., & Miller, J. D. (2004). Personality pathways to impulsive behavior and their relations to deviance: Results from three samples. Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 20, 319-342.
Citation Consensus measures for Phenotypes and Exposures Lynam, D. R., Smith, G. T., Whiteside, S. P., & Cyders, M. A. (2006). The UPPS-P: Assessing five personality pathways to impulsive behavior. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University.
Citation Consensus measures for Phenotypes and Exposures 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.

Member of these Panels

LOINC Long Common Name
62911-3 PhenX domain - Psychosocial

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zh-CNChinese (CHINA)
PhenX - 去抑制行为 - 冲动性 - 成年人方案 180401:-:时间点:^患者:-:UPPS-P 法
it-ITItalian (ITALY)
PhenX - disinibizione del comportamento - impulsività - adulto, protocollo:-:Pt:^Paziente:-:UPPS-P

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