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ERIC Number: EJ938325
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1087-0547
Predictors of Postural Stability in Children with ADHD
Ghanizadeh, Ahmad
Journal of Attention Disorders, v15 n7 p604-610 Oct 2011
Objective: As children with ADHD who have more inattention problems are more frequently with fine motor problems, it is not clear whether postural balance problems are associated with different subtypes of ADHD. This study investigates the predictors of postural stability in children with ADHD considering the covariant factors of age, gender, and comorbidities. Method: A total of 103 children with ADHD are studied using Poor Postural Stability Questionnaire filled out by their parents. Results: Linear regression analysis indicates that only oppositional-defiant behavior score is the predictor of seeking-movement subscale score. ADHD type does not predict the score of avoiding-postural-instability subscale, whereas separation anxiety score did so. Conclusion: ADHD subtypes do not have distinct clinical profiles of the balance problems. Postural stability in children with ADHD depends on the comorbid psychiatric disorders rather than ADHD subtypes. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Iran