Self- and Parent-Rated Quality of Life of a Treatment Naive Sample of Children With ADHD: The Impact of Age, Gender, Type of ADHD, and Comorbid Psychiatric Conditions According to Both a Categorical and a Dimensional Approach
Objective: Our aim was to evaluate the Quality of Life (QoL) of treatment naïve children with ADHD.
Method: Data from 178 parent–child dyads were analyzed using multiple regression to assess the relationships between QoL, and characteristics of ADHD and comorbid psychopathology.
Results: Lower self-reported QoL was associated with female gender, higher age, more symptoms of anxiety and trauma-related disorders in dimensional approach, and with the comorbid diagnoses of trauma-related disorders and oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)/conduct disorder (CD) in categorical approach. Lower parent-reported QoL was related to older age and increasing number of symptoms of mood and anxiety disorders on one hand, and any diagnosis of mood and anxiety disorders and ODD/CD on the other.
Conclusion: Our results draw the attention to the importance of taking into account age, gender, and both self- and parent reports when measuring QoL of children with ADHD and both dimensional and categorical approaches should be used.
|Autor:||G. Dallos, M. Miklosi, A. Kereszteny, S. Vel , D. Szentivanyi, J. Gadoros, J. Balazs|
|Quelle:||Journal of Attention Disorders, 2014|
|Keywords (englisch):||Quality of Life, QoL, ADHD, categorical classification approach, dimensional classification approach, self-report, parent report|