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Adults With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Validation of a Clinical Interview and Screening Instruments in French

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nice Identifier:
First received: January 26, 2012
Last updated: July 28, 2014
Last verified: January 2012

ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects about 5% of school-age children and 3.5% of adults worldwide. This condition is under-recognised in France and other European countries and, therefore, under-diagnosed.

As part of the European Network for Adult ADHD, the investigators translated into French a structure interview called the Diagnostic Interview for Adult ADHD (DIVA). The investigators also translated rating scales such as the ASRS and the WURS. Validation studies are rare in France.

The aim of this study is to include two groups of 50 adults whether they have or not ADHD with respect of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual - Revision 4(DSM-IV) criteria as implemented in the DIVA (i.e. actual at adulthood and past in childhood). Subjects have to fill out a booklet of questionnaires including the WHO's Adult ADHD Symptom Rating Scale (ASRS) (screening tool for actual diagnosis) and the Wender Utah Rating Scale (WURS, a screening tool for ADHD in childhood with respect of the Utah criteria). The investigator will be able to compare the actual criteria for ADHD between the ASRS and the DIVA, and the past criteria for ADHD between the WURS and the DIVA. Finally, an estimate of the prevalence of ADHD in adults will be computed.

Condition Intervention
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Other: questionary

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Validation of a Clinical Interview for a Diagnosis of ADHD in Adults. Cross-validity of Screening Instruments ADHD in Adults. Estimation of Prevalence in France

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Further study details as provided by Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nice:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Diagnostic of ADHD using DSM-IV criteria as implemented in the DIVA [ Time Frame: Baseline ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • score of rating scales (ASRS and WURS) [ Time Frame: Baseline ]

Enrollment: 110
Study Start Date: March 2012
Study Completion Date: February 2014
Primary Completion Date: March 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: general population Other: questionary
Subjects have to fill out a booklet of questionnaires
Experimental: ADHD Patient Other: questionary
Subjects have to fill out a booklet of questionnaires


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 55 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Authorization to use the data signed social security affiliation

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient 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: NCT01553695

Pediatric Hospital Lenval
Nice, France, 06200
Sponsors and Collaborators
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nice
Principal Investigator: Herve CACI, PH CHU de Nice- GCS Lenval
  More Information

Responsible Party: Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nice Identifier: NCT01553695     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 11-AOI-01
Study First Received: January 26, 2012
Last Updated: July 28, 2014

Keywords provided by Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nice:
Touble deficit attention with hyperactivity

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
Attention Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders
Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Mental Disorders
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
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