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sábado, 26 maio 2018 14:21

Informativeness of Self-Reports of ADHD Symptoms in Monitoring Response to Stimulant Treatment in Clinically Referred Adults With ADHD

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Joseph Biederman1,2, Maura Fitzgerald1, Thomas J. Spencer1,2, Lenard A. Adler3Jessica Abrams1, Itai Biederman1, Stephen V. Faraone4,5

Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
New York University Langone Medical Center, New York City, USA
Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, USA
University of Bergen, Norway

Journal of Attention Disorders: SAGE Journals

May 26, 2018


Objective: To investigate the informativeness of self-reports of ADHD symptoms in adults with ADHD in the clinical setting.

Method: Subjects were clinically referred adults aged 19 years to 67 years of age of both sexes (N = 54). All subjects were on stable doses of stimulant and were considered responders to treatment. ADHD symptoms were assessed using the ADHD Investigator Symptom Rating Scale (AISRS) and the ADHD Self-Report Scale (ASRS). Spearman’s rank correlations were used to assess the correlations between clinician-assessed ADHD and patients’ self-reports.

Results: Spearman’s rank correlation analysis found evidence of a strong, positive association between total scores on the AISRS and the ASRS (rs = .65, df = 52, p < .001).

Conclusion: Results have important implications for the management and monitoring of treatment response in the clinical setting through patients’ self-report.

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