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Vol. 32, No. 2, 1999
Issue release date: March–April 1999
Section title: Original Paper
Psychopathology 1999;32:81–92
(DOI:10.1159/000029071)

Self-Report of Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder in Adolescents

Danckaerts M. · Heptinstall E. · Chadwick O. · Taylor E.
M.R.C.’s Child Psychiatry Unit, Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK

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Article / Publication Details

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Abstract of Original Paper

Published online: 2/19/1999

Number of Print Pages: 12
Number of Figures: 2
Number of Tables: 2

ISSN: 0254-4962 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-033X (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/PSP

Abstract

The validity of self-report measurement varies widely according to the type of behaviour investigated. For behaviour of overactivity and inattention, adolescents seem to underestimate their problems. Well validated instruments for self-report of attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are lacking yet, and research on ADHD beyond childhood relies quite heavily on self-report. In this study, an attempt is made to validate an adolescent interview scale for DSM-based ADHD symptoms. Results show that the measure has a high inter-rater reliability and is a good predictor of general outcome. However, adolescents do not validly report on symptoms specifically of ADHD. Possible implications for research and clinical practice are formulated.


  

Author Contacts

Marina Danckaerts, Department of Child & Adolescent
Psychiatry, University Hospital Gasthuisberg
Herestraat 49, B–3000 Leuven (Belgium)
Tel. +32 16 343820, Fax +32 16 343830
E-Mail Marina.Danckaerts@UZ.KUleuven.ac.be

  

Article Information

Number of Print Pages : 12
Number of Figures : 2, Number of Tables : 2, Number of References : 48

  

Publication Details

Psychopathology (International Journal of Descriptive Psychopathology Phenomenology and Clinical Diagnositcs)
Founded 1897 as ‘Monatsschrift für Psychiatrie und Neurologie’

Vol. 32, No. 2, Year 1999 (Cover Date: March-April 1999)

Journal Editor: P. Berner, Vienna/Paris; E. Gabriel, Vienna
ISSN: 0254–4962 (print), 1423–033X (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/journals/psp


Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Original Paper

Published online: 2/19/1999

Number of Print Pages: 12
Number of Figures: 2
Number of Tables: 2

ISSN: 0254-4962 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-033X (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/PSP


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