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ERIC Number: EJ881897
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-1087-0547
Reduced Capacity in a Dichotic Memory Test for Adult Patients with ADHD
Dige, Niels; Maahr, Eija; Backenroth-Ohsako, Gunnel
Journal of Attention Disorders, v13 n6 p677-683 2010
Objective: To evaluate whether a dichotic memory test would reveal deficits in short-term working-memory recall and long-term memory recall in a group of adult patients with ADHD. Methods: A dichotic memory test with ipsilateral backward speech distraction in an adult ADHD group (n = 69) and a control group (n = 66) is used to compare performance between the groups and inside the subgroups of ADHD diagnosed with "DSM-IV." Results: The ADHD participants showed significant impairment in the dichotic memory test compared with control participants when controlled for age, sex, and education. Study findings reveal that there is no difference in subdivision in the three ADHD subgroups of "DSM-IV" A discriminant analysis shows an overall classification rate of 78% and specific in ADHD 80%. Conclusions: The results indicate that the dichotic test is measuring one of the important ADHD deficits. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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