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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)

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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.


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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