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Diagnosing ADHD in Adults: An Examination of the Discriminative Validity of Neuropsychological Tests and Diagnostic Assessment Instruments
Cty Hosp, Neuropsychol Clin, Vasteras, Sweden.
Cty Hosp, Neuropsychol Clin, Vasteras, Sweden.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, centrumbildningar mm, Centre for Clinical Research, County of Västmanland.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8853-2508
2018 (English)In: Journal of Attention Disorders, ISSN 1087-0547, E-ISSN 1557-1246, Vol. 22, no 11, p. 1019-1031Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to investigate the discriminative validity of neuropsychological tests and diagnostic assessment instruments in diagnosing adult ADHD in a clinical psychiatric population.

METHOD: Of 108 patients, 60 were diagnosed with ADHD. The Diagnostic Interview for ADHD in adults (DIVA 2.0) and Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale (ASRS) v.1.1 together with eight neuropsychological tests were investigated.

RESULTS: All instruments showed poor discriminative ability except for the DIVA, which showed a relatively good ability to discriminate between the groups (sensitivity = 90.0; specificity = 72.9). A logistic regression analysis model with the DIVA and measures of inattention, impulsivity, and activity from continuous performance tests (CPTs) showed a sensitivity of 90.0 and a specificity of 83.3.

CONCLUSION: Neuropsychological tests have a poor ability to discriminate between patients diagnosed with ADHD and patients not diagnosed with ADHD, but variables from CPT tests can contribute to increasing the specificity by 10% if used in combination with the DIVA.

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2018. Vol. 22, no 11, p. 1019-1031
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-281763DOI: 10.1177/1087054715618788ISI: 000441402600001PubMedID: 26681530OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-281763DiVA, id: diva2:915522
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The Swedish Brain FoundationAvailable from: 2016-03-30 Created: 2016-03-30 Last updated: 2018-10-23Bibliographically approved

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