DISCRIMINATED CAPACITY OF THE VARIABLES IN THE MCC-94 BATTERY IN THE ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER.

  • Horacio Paiva Barón
  • Gustavo Fernando Saona Olivera
  • Abayubá Perna Ramos
Keywords: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, discriminated capac-ity, MCC-94, ROC curve.

Abstract

Introduction: The ADHD is frequently a motif of consultation for behavioral alteration in childhood. It is characterized by a persistent pat-tern of inattention and hyperactivity-impulsivity. There are few tools for ADHD diagnosis that count with statistical validation studies. Objective: Compare the performance in a computerized battery for the executive functions and attention assessment (Cognitive Computerized Monitoring) in a group of children with ADHD and in a control group.
Method: Fifteen children between 8 and 11 years were selected following the DSM-IV criteria and by an individual neuropsychological study. All of them were of the combined subtype. The controls were 16 children of the same age range and socioeconomic level, good intellectual level and with-out evident behavior alterations.
Results: We found statistically significant differences between both groups in tasks of maintaining the attention, selective attention, times of reaction and cognitive flexibility.
Conclusions: The ADHD children group showed significantly affected the performance in numerous variables of battery. A statistical analysis was made to recognize the magnitude of the difference between the groups and to offer important data for the development of future studies.

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Author Biographies

Horacio Paiva Barón
Centro de Docencia, Investigación e Información en Aprendizaje (Uruguay)
Gustavo Fernando Saona Olivera
Centro de Docencia, Investigación e Información en Aprendizaje (Uruguay)
Abayubá Perna Ramos
Unidad de Métodos Cuantitativos, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de la República (Uruguay)
Published
06-07-2009
How to Cite
Paiva Barón, H., Saona Olivera, G. F., & Perna Ramos, A. (2009). DISCRIMINATED CAPACITY OF THE VARIABLES IN THE MCC-94 BATTERY IN THE ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER. Anales De Psicología / Annals of Psychology, 25(1), 52-59. Retrieved from https://revistas.um.es/analesps/article/view/71491
Section
Clinical and Health Psychology