Children and Parents With ADHD and Related Disorders (ChiP-ARD)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 15, 2010
Last Update Posted : March 26, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nice

Brief Summary:

Almost all rating scales for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are not validated in France. This clearly hampers the development of the diagnosis and the monitoring of patients but also research in this domain. This study is conceived to collect data in the general population of children aged from 4 to 18 years in public schools in the city of Nice.

Children are pseudo-randomly selected from classes of randomly selected schools in the city of Nice (France). Teachers fill out questionnaires using a dedicated secured website, and ask parents to fill out a similar set of questionnaires regarding their child's behaviour at home. Since ADHD has a strong genetic components, parents are also asked to fill out questionnaires regarding their own behaviour at adulthood and in childhood retrospectively.

Additionally, known factors related to ADHD and other disorders as well as other putative factors are tested in the epidemiologic study.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
General Population TDAH Children Aged 5 to 18 Years Other: questionnaire Other: Questionnaire

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 2600 participants
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Validation and Norms for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Scales in Children and Adults. Description of Associated Factors.
Study Start Date : February 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2011
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2011

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Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Children between 5 and 18 years old.
Other: questionnaire
The teachers or the professors complete questionnaires on the child on their behavior in classes

Parents of children between 5 and 18 years old
Other: Questionnaire
The parents complete a questionnaire on the behavior of their child and on their own behavior

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Validity of studied instruments [ Time Frame: at time=0 ]
    The only criterion of evaluation towards the type of the study and its main objective is Validity of the studied instruments

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Ages Eligible for Study:   5 Years to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Two non-independant study groups: children aged 5 to 18, and at least one of their parents

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Child known for the teacher for at least three months so that his evaluation Reflect most faithfully possible the usual behavior of the child,
  • Child having the Frenchman for mother tongue to avoid the consequences on him Behavior of a linguistic obstacle,
  • Authorization to use the data signed by at least one of the parents of the child and by the very child when he is old at least of six years.
  • Parents speaking and reading the Frenchman.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Child known to follow a specific treatment of a disorder(confusion)attentional with / without Hyperactivity-impulsiveness (eg. Ritaline Ò, Ritaline Ò LP, Arranged Ò LP, Strattera Ò) Whatever is its duration. Indeed, a selection on this criterion would introduce a way Major which(who) would return the less reliable results(profits) of the study.
  • Child presenting a known neurological or psychiatric disorder, or a deficit Intellectual because the attentional disorders(confusions), the psychomotor excitement and The impulsiveness can be symptoms inherent to the other pathologies Neurological and\or psychiatric.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01260792

CHU de Nice
Nice, France, 06000
Sponsors and Collaborators
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nice
Principal Investigator: Hervé CACI, PH CHU de Nice