Children With ADHD Symptoms: Comorbid Conditions, Cognitive and Social Performance (NF ADHD)
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
This article reviews social-demographic variables (SDV) including interpersonal and academic and social performance in families and comorbid conditions(CC) which are the most associated with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)in the sample that has been confirmed diagnosis of ADHD and sample with the same symptoms but not confirmed diagnosis of ADHD.
There are no reports of this kind in the Norwegian population with ADHD.
|Study Design:||Time Perspective: Retrospective|
|Official Title:||Children With ADHD Symptoms: Comorbid Conditions, Cognitive and Social Performance|
- Clinicians Manuals from Russell A. Barkley as Disruptive Behavior Disorders Rating Scale--Parent Form (Form 4), Disruptive Behavior Disorders Rating Scale--Teacher Form (Form 5) and Clinical Interview--Parent Report Form (Form 6) [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]The population was selected from a specialized outpatient clinic for Child and Adolescent Mental Health in Norway. ADHD referred children were classified in two groups: ADHD and non-ADHD. The data was obtained by examination of children and adolescent and by personal interviews and questionnaire with parents, teachers, children and adolescent with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
- cognitive performance [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised (WISC-R)
|Study Start Date:||September 2008|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2010|
|Primary Completion Date:||June 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
The sample of 187 children and adolescent in the age of 6 to 17 years referred to the Child and Adolescent Clinic, Haugesund, Norway during the period of one year and diagnosed in ICD 10 system as ADHD.
ADHD is one of the largest diagnostic groups in psychiatric health care for children and adolescents in Norway. In the guidelines laid out by the central authorities, ADHD is to be prioritized. As can be seen by the attention this topic is given in the media, good diagnostics and treatment for this group are important for society as well as the individuals who suffer from this. Early diagnosis, proper organization and appropriate treatment have a positive effect on the self-esteem and development of the person diagnosed as well as probable socio-economic benefits for society.
ADHD population shows significant pattern in socio-demographic relations and comorbidity according to the population that is referred to community Mental Health Clinic due another types of psychiatric conditions.
In terms of comorbid states ODD and OCD are most associated with ADHD . The study indicates prevalence of ADHD children (74%) who met criteria for ADHD, Combined Type (ADHD-C, both inattention and hyperactivity-impulsivity symptoms) and the existence of generally low IQ measures with mean value of 85 points. In terms of comorbid states generally were found in almost whole ADHD group (93 %) compared to half of the non-ADHD group. Disruptive Behaviour Disorder, Anxiety /Stress related disorder and Encopresis /Enuresis shows significant difference between the groups. Other comorbid conditions show no significant differences. Social dysfunctions were found in four of five children.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01252446
|Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic Helse Fonna Haugesund|
|Haugesund, Rogaland, Norway, 5500|
|Study Chair:||Irene Elgen, m.d.PhD||University in Bergen|
|Principal Investigator:||Nezla Duric, M.D.||University in Bergen|