The prevalance of ADHD-like symptoms in a community sample
Alloway, T.P.; Elliott, J.G.; Holmes, J.
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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.
Alloway, T., Elliott, J., & Holmes, J. (2010). The prevalance of ADHD-like symptoms in a community sample. Journal of Attention Disorders, 14(1), 52-56. https://doi.org/10.1177/1087054709356197
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Publication Date||Jul 1, 2010|
|Deposit Date||Sep 7, 2010|
|Journal||Journal of Attention Disorders|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
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