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Children With ADHD Symptoms: Comorbid Conditions, Cognitive and Social Performance (NF ADHD)

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified January 2009 by University of Bergen.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : December 3, 2010
Last Update Posted : December 3, 2010
Helse Fonna
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University of Bergen

Brief Summary:

This article reviews social-demographic variables (SDV) including interpersonal and academic and social performance in families and comorbid conditions(CC) which are the most associated with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)in the sample that has been confirmed diagnosis of ADHD and sample with the same symptoms but not confirmed diagnosis of ADHD.

There are no reports of this kind in the Norwegian population with ADHD.

Condition or disease
Comorbid Conditions Social-demographic Profiles

Detailed Description:

ADHD is one of the largest diagnostic groups in psychiatric health care for children and adolescents in Norway. In the guidelines laid out by the central authorities, ADHD is to be prioritized. As can be seen by the attention this topic is given in the media, good diagnostics and treatment for this group are important for society as well as the individuals who suffer from this. Early diagnosis, proper organization and appropriate treatment have a positive effect on the self-esteem and development of the person diagnosed as well as probable socio-economic benefits for society.

ADHD population shows significant pattern in socio-demographic relations and comorbidity according to the population that is referred to community Mental Health Clinic due another types of psychiatric conditions.

In terms of comorbid states ODD and OCD are most associated with ADHD . The study indicates prevalence of ADHD children (74%) who met criteria for ADHD, Combined Type (ADHD-C, both inattention and hyperactivity-impulsivity symptoms) and the existence of generally low IQ measures with mean value of 85 points. In terms of comorbid states generally were found in almost whole ADHD group (93 %) compared to half of the non-ADHD group. Disruptive Behaviour Disorder, Anxiety /Stress related disorder and Encopresis /Enuresis shows significant difference between the groups. Other comorbid conditions show no significant differences. Social dysfunctions were found in four of five children.

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 187 participants
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Children With ADHD Symptoms: Comorbid Conditions, Cognitive and Social Performance
Study Start Date : September 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2010

The sample of 187 children and adolescent in the age of 6 to 17 years referred to the Child and Adolescent Clinic, Haugesund, Norway during the period of one year and diagnosed in ICD 10 system as ADHD.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Clinicians Manuals from Russell A. Barkley as Disruptive Behavior Disorders Rating Scale--Parent Form (Form 4), Disruptive Behavior Disorders Rating Scale--Teacher Form (Form 5) and Clinical Interview--Parent Report Form (Form 6) [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    The population was selected from a specialized outpatient clinic for Child and Adolescent Mental Health in Norway. ADHD referred children were classified in two groups: ADHD and non-ADHD. The data was obtained by examination of children and adolescent and by personal interviews and questionnaire with parents, teachers, children and adolescent with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. cognitive performance [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised (WISC-R)

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Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Years to 17 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

One hundred eihgty seven children and adolescent referred to a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Clinic in Haugesund, Rogaland, Norway with the sympthoms of innattentivity, hyperactivity and impulsivity. Ninety one of them has been diagnosed with ADHD by the ICD 10 Classification and Diagnostic system and ninety six has been diagnised with other diagnosis accordning to ICD 10 classification .

All referred children has been evaluated in this study. The diagnosis was made by child psychiatrist and relevant team and was based on the standard somatic and mental examination, information from the parents and teachers and diagnostics interviews.(Clinicians manual for assessment and parent training from Russell A. Barkley and SDQ-nor questionnaire ).


Inclusion Criteria:

  • clinical symptoms related on diagnosis of ADHD
  • age from 6-17 years

Exclusion Criteria:

  • retardation
  • somatic disorder

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01252446

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Contact: Nezla Duric, M:D: 004790544231
Contact: Irene Elgen, M.D.PhD. 0047

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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic Helse Fonna Haugesund Recruiting
Haugesund, Rogaland, Norway, 5500
Contact: Tove Vågen, CCORDINATOR    004752732800   
Contact: Nezla Duric, M.D.    004790544231   
Principal Investigator: Nezla Duric, M.D.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Bergen
Helse Fonna
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Study Chair: Irene Elgen, m.d.PhD University in Bergen
Principal Investigator: Nezla Duric, M.D. University in Bergen

Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: Nezla Duric, MD, Child and Adolesc. Psych., University of Bergen, Child and Adolescent Clinic Helse Fonna Identifier: NCT01252446     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 219.04 REK
First Posted: December 3, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 3, 2010
Last Verified: January 2009
Keywords provided by University of Bergen:
ICD 10
Attention-Deficit-Hyperactivity-Disorder (ADHD)
Social-demographic profile
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Pathologic Processes