Relationships between neuropsychological measures of executive function and behavioral measures of ADHD symptoms and comorbid behavior

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Title:
Relationships between neuropsychological measures of executive function and behavioral measures of ADHD symptoms and comorbid behavior
Authors:
Jonsdottir, Solveig; Bouma, Anke; Sergeant, Joseph A; Scherder, Erik J A
Citation:
Arch Clin Neuropsychol 2006, 21(5):383-94
Issue Date:
1-Aug-2006
Abstract:
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between executive functions (EFs), as measured by neuropsychological tests, and symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and comorbid behavior, as rated by parents and teachers. As intelligence and language ability are important covariates they were also assessed. METHOD: The sample consisted of 43 children aged 7-11 years who were referred for neuropsychological assessment at a tertiary clinical facility. Most of the children had the diagnosis of ADHD combined or inattentive type. Different aspects of EFs were assessed. RESULTS: EFs were not significantly related to symptoms of ADHD, but only to comorbid symptoms of depression and autistic symptomatology. Language ability rather than EFs best predicted teacher ratings of inattention. CONCLUSIONS: The results of the study do not support the EF theory of ADHD. The importance of screening for comorbid language disorders in children referred for ADHD is emphasized.
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dc.contributor.authorJonsdottir, Solveig-
dc.contributor.authorBouma, Anke-
dc.contributor.authorSergeant, Joseph A-
dc.contributor.authorScherder, Erik J A-
dc.date.accessioned2006-10-11T11:45:55Z-
dc.date.available2006-10-11T11:45:55Z-
dc.date.issued2006-08-01-
dc.identifier.citationArch Clin Neuropsychol 2006, 21(5):383-94en
dc.identifier.issn0887-6177-
dc.identifier.pmid16876383-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.acn.2006.05.003-
dc.identifier.otherPSD12-
dc.identifier.otherPSC12en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/5128-
dc.descriptionTo access publisher full text version of this article. Please click on the hyperlink in Additional Links fielden
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between executive functions (EFs), as measured by neuropsychological tests, and symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and comorbid behavior, as rated by parents and teachers. As intelligence and language ability are important covariates they were also assessed. METHOD: The sample consisted of 43 children aged 7-11 years who were referred for neuropsychological assessment at a tertiary clinical facility. Most of the children had the diagnosis of ADHD combined or inattentive type. Different aspects of EFs were assessed. RESULTS: EFs were not significantly related to symptoms of ADHD, but only to comorbid symptoms of depression and autistic symptomatology. Language ability rather than EFs best predicted teacher ratings of inattention. CONCLUSIONS: The results of the study do not support the EF theory of ADHD. The importance of screening for comorbid language disorders in children referred for ADHD is emphasized.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherPergamonen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/B6VDJ-4KHC35N-1/1/ade773f192658cb64296eff776b51cb9en
dc.subject.meshAttention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivityen
dc.subject.meshChilden
dc.subject.meshLanguageem
dc.subject.meshAttention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivityen
dc.subject.meshComorbidityen
dc.subject.meshComparative Studyen
dc.subject.meshConduct Disorderen
dc.subject.meshIntelligenceen
dc.subject.meshNeuropsychological Testsen
dc.subject.meshParentsen
dc.subject.meshProblem Solvingen
dc.subject.meshRegression Analysisen
dc.subject.meshVerbal Behavioren
dc.titleRelationships between neuropsychological measures of executive function and behavioral measures of ADHD symptoms and comorbid behavioren
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalArchives of clinical neuropsychology : the official journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologistsen
dc.format.digYES-
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