Strength and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) as predictor of ADHD: performance between SCT rates and "Hyperactivity/Impulsivity" and "inattention" domains of ADHD in a clinical sample.

  • Javier Fenollar-Cortés Universidad de Murcia
  • Agustín Calvo-Fernández Hospital Clínico San Juan de Alicante
  • Julia García-Sevilla Universidad de Murcia
  • Tomás J. Cantó-Díez Agència Valenciana de Salut
Keywords: ADHD, Strength and difficulties questionnaire, SDQ, ADHD-RS-IV, Hyperactivity/Impulsivity, Inattention, Screening

Abstract

Introduction: Strength and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) is an international screening tool widely used for research and clinical practice on child and adolescents. Objective: The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between SDQ indices and “Hyperactivity/Impulsivity" and "inattention" domains of specific ADHD scale. Method: The SDQ and ADHD-RS-IV were administered to parents and teachers of a sample of 212 children aged between 6 and 16 years old with a prior diagnosis of ADHD. Results: A significant relationship between "Hyperactivity/inattention" Scale (SDQ) and "hyperactivity/impulsivity" and "inattention" ADHD dimensions was confirmed. However, other SDQ scales were also related, depending of informant and ADHD domain. For the family, "hyperactivity/impulsivity" domain was related with high scores on "behavior problems" scale, while the "inattention" was related with "emotional symptoms" scale. Conclusions: This results suggest the possibility of to take into account rating scores on SCT scales to increase the sensitivity of the scale to discriminate ADHD clinical subtypes.

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Author Biographies

Javier Fenollar-Cortés, Universidad de Murcia

Unidad de Atención y Memoria

Servicio de Psicología Aplicada

Universidad de Murcia

Agustín Calvo-Fernández, Hospital Clínico San Juan de Alicante
Psiquiatra residenteHospital de San JuanAlicante
Julia García-Sevilla, Universidad de Murcia

Profesora Titular

Departamento de Psicología Básica y Metodología

Universidad de Murcia

Tomás J. Cantó-Díez, Agència Valenciana de Salut
Coordinador de Salut Mental Infantil de Alicante (HGUA, HUSJ) en Agència Valenciana de SalutPsiquiatra en Conselleria de Sanitat

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Published
03-04-2016
How to Cite
Fenollar-Cortés, J., Calvo-Fernández, A., García-Sevilla, J., & Cantó-Díez, T. J. (2016). Strength and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) as predictor of ADHD: performance between SCT rates and "Hyperactivity/Impulsivity" and "inattention" domains of ADHD in a clinical sample. Anales De Psicología / Annals of Psychology, 32(2), 313-319. https://doi.org/10.6018/analesps.32.2.203331
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Multidisciplinary