The prevalence of AD(H)D-like symptoms in a community sample

Alloway, Tracy, Elliott, Julian and Holmes, Joni (2010) The prevalence of AD(H)D-like symptoms in a community sample. Journal of Attention Disorders, 14 (1). pp. 52-56. ISSN 1087-0547

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Abstract

The aim of the present study was to explore the prevalence of ADHD symptoms in a community sample of children in the United Kingdom. Method: There were 964 ten year olds (55% boys; M = 10.4 years; SD = 0.6) from mainstream schools in the United Kingdom in this study. The ADHD Rating Scale-IV, which provides ratings on the frequency of ADHD symptoms drawn from DSM-IV criteria, was administered to class teachers. Results: The findings indicated an overall 8% prevalence rate, with the majority of children identified as the Hyperactive/Impulsive subtype (5%). Almost half of these children were receiving additional support in the classroom as a result of learning difficulties. Conclusion: It is therefore of value for educators to be able to conduct early screening to support these children before problems worsen. (J. of Att. Dis. 2010; XX(X) 1-XX)

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: hyperactive, impulsive, inattentive
Subjects: B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
C800 Psychology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2010 14:27
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 11:34
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/2078

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