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Children should be seen and heard: self-report of feelings and behaviors in primary-school-age children with ADHD.
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PMID:  17085628     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: The belief that children with externalizing disorders have difficulties with self-awareness raises the question of whether children with externalizing disorders are good informants of their own behavior. METHOD: This study investigates how children with ADHD rate their behaviors compared to children without ADHD on a new rating scale (the Self-Evaluation Scale for Children). RESULTS: Preliminary results indicate that this rating scale has acceptable reliability and validity. Furthermore, children with ADHD are found to provide useful information about their feelings and behaviors. Compared to children without ADHD, children with ADHD report more disorganized, disruptive, and impulsive behaviors; poorer self-perception; and poorer social and communication skills. They do not report any less interest in school activities nor more anxiety than the children without ADHD. CONCLUSION: These findings suggest that children with ADHD are more self-aware than previously thought, and this information should inform our clinical and research practice.
Ester Klimkeit; Claire Graham; Paul Lee; Megan Morling; Diana Russo; Bruce Tonge
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of attention disorders     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1087-0547     ISO Abbreviation:  J Atten Disord     Publication Date:  2006 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-11-06     Completed Date:  2007-02-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9615686     Medline TA:  J Atten Disord     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  181-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
Monash University Centre for Developmental Psychiatry and Psychology, School of Psychology, and Psychological Medicine, Monash Medical Centre, Clayton, Victoria, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity / diagnosis,  psychology*
Attention Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders / diagnosis,  psychology
Child Behavior Disorders / diagnosis,  psychology*
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
Impulsive Behavior / diagnosis,  psychology
Internal-External Control*
Personality Inventory / statistics & numerical data
Psychometrics / statistics & numerical data
Reproducibility of Results
Self Concept
Self Disclosure*

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