Journal article

The impact of ADHD on the health and well-being of ADHD children and their siblings

Tessa Peasgood, Anupam Bhardwaj, Katie Biggs, John E Brazier, David Coghill, Cindy L Cooper, David Daley, Cyril De Silva, Val Harpin, Paul Hodgkins, Amulya Nadkarni, Juliana Setyawan, Edmund JS Sonuga-Barke



Childhood attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has been associated with reduced health and well-being of patients and their families. The authors undertook a large UK survey-based observational study of the burden associated with childhood ADHD. The impact of ADHD on both the patient (N = 476) and their siblings (N = 337) on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and happiness was quantified using multiple standard measures [e.g. child health utility-9D (CHU-9D), EuroQol-5D-Youth]. In the analysis, careful statistical adjustments were made to ensure a like-for-like comparison of ADHD families with two different control groups. We controlled for carers' ADHD symptoms, their employm..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Understanding Society is an initiative by the Economic and Social Research Council, with scientific leadership by the Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex, and survey delivery by the National Centre for Social Research and TNS BRMB. We would like to acknowledge a number of PIs and research nurses who contributed to the data collection study management and design including; Jack Cotter, Tim Chater, Kirsty Pemberton, Amy Hammond, Nevyne Chalhoub, Aimee Card, Charlotte Conway, Cathy Laver Bradbury, Margaret Thompson, Harriet Jefferson, Kele Oruh, Kate Bransby-Adams, Sethu Waryiar, Sue Leach, Emily Clare, Aristos Markantonakis, Gemma Elliot, Martin Clarke, Paul Tiffin, Karen Bibbings, Sophie Sultana, Jalpa Bajaria, Helen Blake, Chikkagoragatte Shivarudraiah Prasanna, Sophie Oram, Rebecca Dickinson, Imtiaz Haq, Emma Hawkesford-Webb, Beth Smith, Carolyn Anne Gavin, Ben Reece, Mohan Thomas, Lubna Latif, Abayomi Shomoye. We would also like to thank the many parents/carers and children who participated in this study. The funding for the study was provided by Shire Development, LLC. Coordination and collation of comments was provided by Caudex (funded by Shire International GmbH, Switzerland).