The prevalence of ADHD-like symptoms in a community sample

Alloway, T., Elliott, Julian G. and Holmes, J. (2010) The prevalence of ADHD-like symptoms in a community sample. Journal of Attention Disorders, 14 (1). pp. 52-56. ISSN 1087-0547

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Abstract

Objective: 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; 14(1) 52-56)

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Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Psychology
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Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2021 03:30
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2021 02:23
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/81814
DOI: 10.1177/1087054709356197

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