The behavioural profile of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and of their siblings

Steinhausen, Hans-Christoph and Zülli-Weilenmann, Nicole and Brandeis, Daniel and Müller, Ueli C. and Valko, Lilian and Drechsler, Renate. (2012) The behavioural profile of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and of their siblings. European child & adolescent psychiatry, Vol. 21, H. 3. pp. 157-164.

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The behavioural profiles in N = 69 index children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), N = 32 siblings with ADHD, N = 35 siblings without ADHD, and N = 36 normal controls were compared by the use of standardized parent and teacher rating scales. The four groups were matched by age and IQ. The behavioural profiles of the two ADHD groups were very similar not only in the behavioural domains of ADHD, but also in scales measuring emotional and conduct problems. Siblings without ADHD shared more similarities with normal controls except for more emotional problems. These general trends were stronger in the parent compared to the teacher ratings. These findings indicate that not only ADHD-related but also other behaviours show a strong family aggregation. The informant differences may reflect context dependent differences in child behaviour and contrast effects particularly in parental ratings.
Faculties and Departments:07 Faculty of Psychology > Departement Psychologie > Forschungsbereich Klinische Psychologie und Neurowissenschaften > Klinische Psychologie und Epidemiologie (Lieb)
UniBasel Contributors:Steinhausen, Hans-Christoph
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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