Journal article

Development of a statistical approach to classifying treatment response in individual children with ADHD

CM Mollica, P Maruff, A Vance

HUMAN PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY-CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL | WILEY | Published : 2004

Abstract

The use of cognitive tests as measures of treatment response in individual children with ADHD has not been adequately evaluated or commonly applied by clinicians. This is most likely due to a lack of suitable assessment tasks as well as clinicians' limited awareness of the appropriate statistical techniques for analysing cognitive change in individuals. This study investigated the application of statistical decision rules to the cognitive and behavioural measures of individual children with ADHD in order to classify a significant, positive response to medication. The previously reported data of 14 children with ADHD (combined type; ADHD-CT) were re-analysed to investigate changes in function..

View full abstract