Association between autism symptoms and functioning in children with ADHD
Jessica Leigh Green, Emma Sciberras, Vicki Anderson, Daryl Efron, Nicole Rinehart
ARCHIVES OF DISEASE IN CHILDHOOD | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2016
OBJECTIVE: To examine the association between autism spectrum disorder (ASD) symptoms and (a) social functioning, (b) mental health, (c) quality of life and (d) sleep in children with and without attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). METHODS: Participants were 6-10-year-old children with ADHD (N=164) and without ADHD (N=198). ADHD was assessed via community-based screening (wave 1) and case confirmation using the Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children IV (DISC-IV) (wave 2). ASD symptoms were identified using the Social Communication Questionnaire (SCQ). Outcome measures were social functioning (Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ)), mental health (DISC-IV, SDQ), qual..View full abstract
Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Awarded by NHMRC
This study is funded by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC; project grant no. 1008522) and the Murdoch Children's Research Institute. JLG's research work is funded by Monash University Australian Postgraduate Scholarship (APA; 2012-2015) and a MCRI Professor David Danks Top Up Scholarship (2013-2015). ES' position is funded by an NHMRC Early Career Fellowship in Population Health 1037159 (2012-2015). VA is funded by an NHMRC Senior Practitioner Fellowship 607333 (2010-2019). DE is funded by a Career Development Fellowship from the Murdoch Children's Research Institute. This research was supported by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program to the MCRI.