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ERIC Number: EJ1205371
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1360-2322
Invariance of Parent Ratings of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms for Children with and without Intellectual Disability
Arias, Víctor B.; Arias, Benito; Burns, G. Leonard; Servera, Mateu
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, v32 n2 p288-299 Mar 2019
Background: Although attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is considered a valid diagnosis for children with intellectual disability, no studies have evaluated the invariance of ADHD symptom ratings across children with and without intellectual disability. Method: Parents completed ratings on the ADHD symptoms for 189 children with intellectual disability and for 474 children without intellectual disability. Differential item functioning analysis was used to determine the equivalence of the ADHD symptoms across the two groups. Results: The symptoms loses things, talks too much, and blurts out answers showed significant bias against children with intellectual disability. The prevalence of ADHD in children with intellectual disability was 18% (according to the symptom criterion), and 7.4% when the academic and/or social impairment criterion was also considered. Conclusions: Most of the ADHD symptoms can be valid for the assessment of ADHD in children with mild and moderate intellectual disability. ADHD symptoms may be used in further studies to establish base rates of the disorder in the intellectual disability population.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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