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ADHD symptoms and quality of life across a 12-month period in children with ADHD: a longitudinal study

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posted on 01.11.2019, 00:00 authored by M Mulraney, R Giallo, Emma SciberrasEmma Sciberras, Kate LycettKate Lycett, F Mensah, D Coghill
Objective: To describe the relationship between ADHD symptom severity and quality of life (QoL) across three time points over a 12-month period and investigate whether sleep modifies this relationship. Method: Children aged 5 to 13 years with ADHD were recruited from 21 pediatric practices across Victoria, Australia (N = 392). Child QoL (parent-report) and ADHD symptoms (both parent- and teacher-report) were assessed at three time points (0, 6, and 12 months), and sleep was assessed at baseline (parent-report). Data were analyzed using Pearson’s correlations and autoregressive cross-lagged panel models. Results: Parent-reported ADHD symptoms predicted poorer QoL at each subsequent time point (r = −.10 to −.13), and a small bidirectional relationship was observed between teacher-reported ADHD symptoms and QoL from 6 to 12 months. Sleep moderated the relationship between ADHD symptoms and QoL. Conclusion: Clinicians need to look beyond core ADHD symptoms to other factors that may be influencing QoL in children with ADHD.

History

Journal

Journal of attention disorders

Volume

23

Issue

13

Pagination

1675 - 1685

Publisher

SAGE Publications

Location

London, Eng.

ISSN

1087-0547

eISSN

1557-1246

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal; C Journal article

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2017, The Authors