Factors associated with accidental injuries in children with ADHD-combined type: more than a motor problem?

Connolly, Amanda, Fielding, Joanne, Papadopoulos, Nicole, McGinley, Jennifer, Murphy, Anna and Rinehart, Nicole J 2016, Factors associated with accidental injuries in children with ADHD-combined type: more than a motor problem?, Journal of attention disorders, no. In Press, doi: 10.1177/1087054716633857.

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Title Factors associated with accidental injuries in children with ADHD-combined type: more than a motor problem?
Author(s) Connolly, Amanda
Fielding, Joanne
Papadopoulos, NicoleORCID iD for Papadopoulos, Nicole orcid.org/0000-0001-9057-1672
McGinley, Jennifer
Murphy, Anna
Rinehart, Nicole JORCID iD for Rinehart, Nicole J orcid.org/0000-0001-6109-3958
Journal name Journal of attention disorders
Issue number In Press
Publisher Sage
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2016-03-14
ISSN 1557-1246
Keyword(s) ADHD
autism spectrum disorders (ASD)
motor performance
Summary OBJECTIVE: We explored the relationship between accidental injuries, motor impairment, and co-occurring autism spectrum disorder (ASD) symptoms in children with ADHD-combined type (ADHD-CT).

METHOD: Participants were 32 male children diagnosed with ADHD-CT and 23 typically developing male children (7-12 years, full scale IQ [FSIQ] > 80). Parents completed a customized questionnaire on the occurrence of accidental injuries (e.g., bruises, cuts) their child experienced in the past 12 months. Motor proficiency was assessed using the Movement ABC-2 (MABC-2). Parents rated motor, ADHD-CT, ASD, and anxiety symptoms.

RESULTS: Children with ADHD-CT had significantly increased parent-reported accidental injuries compared with typically developing children. Among children with ADHD-CT, Spearman's rho rank correlations revealed no association between increased accidental injuries and MABC-2 score, but significant associations with increased hyperactivity/impulsivity, ASD, and anxiety symptoms.

CONCLUSION: Although these findings require validation, they suggest a need for further research investigating the contribution of co-occurring ASD and anxiety symptoms to accidental injuries in children with ADHD-CT.
Language eng
DOI 10.1177/1087054716633857
Field of Research 179999 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences not elsewhere classified
1701 Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, The Authors
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30082289

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Psychology
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