Table 3

Self-rated ADHD symptoms and behaviours during both childhood and adulthood; parental ratings of childhood ADHD-symptoms. All results divided by group.

ADHD-psychiatry

n = 20

ADHD-prison n = 30

t

p


Self-rating questionnaires

M (SD)

M (SD)


WURS-25

54.70 (14.31)

67.43 (13.48)

-3.19

.002


ASRSa

45.11 (12.85)

55.30 (8.89)

-3.28

.002


Parental rating/questionnaires completed by significant others


Five to Fifteen - Executive Functions Subscaleb

1.23 (0.59)

1.20 (0.44)

0.19

.848


Conners' Hyperactivity Indexb

13.47 (10.34)

15.19 (8.07)

-0.52

.608


a Data missing for one subject among the ADHD-psychiatry group; b The FTF Executive Functions Subscale includes ADHD criteria according to DSM-IV. For 15/20 (75%) among the ADHD-psychiatry group and 16/30 (53%) among the ADHD-prison group, a significant other completed the FTF and the Conners' Hyperactivity Index. For all questionnaires, higher scores indicate increased problems.

Ginsberg et al. BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:112   doi:10.1186/1471-244X-10-112

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