Journal article

ADHD at Age 7 and Functional Impairments at Age 10

Daryl Efron, Jan M Nicholson, Vicki Anderson, Tim Silk, Obioha C Ukoumunne, Alisha Gulenc, Philip Hazell, Brad Jongeling, Emma Sciberras

Pediatrics | AMER ACAD PEDIATRICS | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) cohort studies have typically involved clinical samples and have usually recruited children across wide age ranges, limiting generalizability across complexity and developmental stage. We compared academic, emotional-behavioral and social functioning at age 10, and predictors of outcomes, in a nonreferred cohort of children recruited at age 7, between those with full-syndrome (FS) ADHD and controls with no ADHD. METHODS: This was a prospective cohort study with a 3-year follow-up period. Children were recruited from 43 socioeconomically diverse schools in Melbourne, Australia. Multi-informant outcomes at age 10 were a..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Career Development Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

Funded by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (project grant 1008522). The funder of the study had no role in the study design, data collection, data analysis, data interpretation, or writing of the report nor in the decision to submit the article for publication. The corresponding author had full access to all the data and had final responsibility for the decision to submit for publication. Associate Professor Efron was supported by a Clinician Scientist Fellowship from the Murdoch Children's Research Institute. Murdoch Children's Research Institute is supported by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program. Professor Nicholson was funded by the Roberta Holmes Chair for Contemporary Parenthood at La Trobe University. Professor Anderson was supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Practitioner Fellowship. Dr Ukoumunne was supported by the National Institute for Health Research Applied Research Collaboration South West Peninsula. The views expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the National Health Service, the National Institute for Health Research, or the Department of Health and Social Care. Associate Professor Sciberras was funded by a National Health and Medical Research Council Career Development Fellowship (1110688) and a veski Inspiring Women's Fellowship. The funder/sponsor did not participate in the work.