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ERIC Number: EJ806972
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1087-0547
Comparison of Measured and Estimated Cognitive Ability in Older Adolescents with and without ADHD
Miller, Carlin J.; Marks, David J.; Halperin, Jeffrey M.
Journal of Attention Disorders, v9 n2 p444-450 2005
Premorbid intellectual function estimation is a crucial part of patient evaluation following a traumatic brain injury (TBI), especially in individuals with ADHD who are at higher risk for TBI compared to their non-ADHD peers. This study investigates the value of using regression-based estimates of intelligence for concurrently predicting measured intelligence in a sample of older adolescents with and without a childhood history of ADHD. Correlations between measured and estimated intelligence are highly significant in the full sample and in the individual groups. Adding reading performance to the regression equation increases the accounted-for variance in both groups. Results indicate that regression equations based on demographic characteristics constitute a valid method for estimating premorbid functioning in adolescents with ADHD and that they can play an essential role in the assessment of individuals with ADHD who sustain TBI, especially when measures of word reading are used to augment demographic estimates. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale