Journal article

A novel school-based approach to screening for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

David Coghill, Yasong Du, Wenqing Jiang, undefined Xian, Dali Lu, Yun Qian, Melissa Mulraney, Linyang Su



Current approaches to screening for ADHD result in high rates of false positives. A proof of concept study to investigate the added benefits in the school-based detection of ADHD of adding a standardised teacher to teacher interview to traditional parent and teacher report questionnaires. A school-based study of diagnostic accuracy of ADHD using a novel 2-stage screening process. Participants were all 1026 pupils enrolled in grades 1 to 6 (ages 6-12 years) of a school in Hunan Province, China. The primary outcome was a diagnosis of ADHD on the Kiddie Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia Present Lifetime version. 230 (22.4%) of the 1026 students screened positive at Stage 1 (par..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Professor Coghill received funding as part of a research grant from Shire to support travel to China and accommodation whilst there. No other funding was received for study design, the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data, for the writing of the report or the decision to submit the article for publication. All researchers were fully independent from funders and had full access to all of the data. The researchers take responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.