Journal article

Factors Associated With Accidental Injuries in Children With ADHD-Combined Type: More Than a Motor Problem?

Amanda Connolly, Joanne Fielding, Nicole Papadopoulos, Jennifer McGinley, Anna Murphy, Nicole J Rinehart

Journal of Attention Disorders | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2019


OBJECTIVE: We explored the relationship between accidental injuries, motor impairment, and co-occurring autism spectrum disorder (ASD) symptoms in children with ADHD-combined type (ADHD-CT). METHOD: Participants were 32 male children diagnosed with ADHD-CT and 23 typically developing male children (7-12 years, full scale IQ [FSIQ] > 80). Parents completed a customized questionnaire on the occurrence of accidental injuries (e.g., bruises, cuts) their child experienced in the past 12 months. Motor proficiency was assessed using the Movement ABC-2 (MABC-2). Parents rated motor, ADHD-CT, ASD, and anxiety symptoms. RESULTS: Children with ADHD-CT had significantly increased parent-reported acciden..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This study was partially supported by funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Project Grant 1004387.