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Session: Challenges and Findings in the Study of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
3032.0: Monday, November 8, 2004: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Challenges and Findings in the Study of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
This session will examine some of the issues surrounding the definition of ADHD and the application of that definition. Included will be discussions concerning the problems of case ascertainment and diagnosis, the impact of various definitions on national prevalence rates, and the use of multiple informants to determine a case of ADHD. A school-based intervention program that incorporates school staff, parents, and students will also be presented in this session.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant (learner) in this session will be able to: 1. Articulate epidemiological definition and assessment issues related to identifying cases of ADHD in childhood. 2. Describe the rates of health service use by children with and without significant ADHD symptoms and impairment. 3. Describe a novel approach to secondary prevention of ADHD-related symptomotology. 4. Articulate how sensitivity and specificity are affected when using multiple informants in the diagnosis of ADHD.
Moderator(s):Susanna N. Visser, MS
8:30 AMChallenges in the epidemiological study of ADHD: From definition to prevention
Susanna N. Visser, MS, Catherine A. Lesesne, MA
8:45 AMEstimation of National Rates of ADHD: Impact of Impairment Definitions and Analysis of Health Services Utilization
Robert E. McKeown, PhD, Charity G. Moore, PhD, Steven P. Cuffe, MD
9:00 AMWithdrawn -- Piloting a School-Wide Behavioral Intervention Study
9:15 AMPiloting a School-Wide Behavioral Intervention Study
Gretchen B. LeFever, PhD, Korrie Allen, PsyD, Erin A. Pladsen, MS
9:30 AMUsing multiple informants for ADHD case definition
Mark Wolraich, MD
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Epidemiology
Endorsed by:Health Administration; Maternal and Child Health; Mental Health; School Health Education and Services; Socialist Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

The 132nd Annual Meeting (November 6-10, 2004) of APHA