ERIC Number: ED180175
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Assessing Stimulant Treatment of Hyperactivity by Bristol Social Adjustment Guides.
Eighteen medically diagnosed hyperactive boys, matched individually for age, sex, teacher defined ability, and school class, took part in a double blind, placebo controlled trial of the effects of Ritalin on social behavior as measured by global rating scales. Behavior ratings by parents and teachers improved significantly when Ss were given Ritalin. The Bristol Social Adjustment Guide was deemed superior to Conners' Abbreviated Teacher Rating Scale for clinical evaluation of treatment efficacy due to its bipolar rating of maladjustment, resistance to halo effects, and provision of a number of syndromes, including inconsequence and hostility, while showing drug sensitivity and very high correlations with Conners' scale. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Queen's Univ., Kingston (Ontario).