Per Hove Thomsen

Improved quality of life among adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is mediated by protective factors: a cross sectional survey

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  • Jorun Schei, Regional Centre for Child and Youth Mental Health and Child Welfare, Trondheim, Norge
  • Torunn Stene Nøvik, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, St. Olavs Hospital Trondheim University Hospital, Norge
  • Per Hove Thomsen
  • Marit S Indredavik, Regional Centre for Child and Youth Mental Health and Child Welfare, Trondheim, Norge
  • Thomas Jozefiak, Regional Centre for Child and Youth Mental Health and Child Welfare, Trondheim, Norge

BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess the role of protective factors as mediators and/or moderators of the relationship between coexisting emotional and conduct problems and quality of life (QoL) among adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

METHODS: The sample consisted of 194 adolescents with ADHD. Participants completed measures of individual competencies, family cohesion and social support, and QoL. Coexisting emotional and conduct problems were assessed using the Strength and Difficulties Questionnaire.

RESULTS: Individual competencies and social support mediated the association between emotional and conduct problems and QoL. Family cohesion was associated with both emotional and conduct problems. No moderating effects of protective factors and coexisting problems were found.

CONCLUSIONS: The assessment of individual competencies, social resources, and family cohesion may identify potential treatment goals for adolescents with ADHD and coexisting problems, and may contribute to improvements in QoL.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftB M C Psychiatry
Vol/bind15
Sider (fra-til)108
ISSN1471-244X
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StatusUdgivet - 2015

    Forskningsområder

  • Adolescent, Adolescent Behavior, Attention, Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity, Conduct Disorder, Cross-Sectional Studies, Emotions, Family Health, Female, Humans, Male, Protective Factors, Quality of Life, Self Efficacy, Social Support

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