Education, occupation and risk-taking behaviour among adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder

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Education, occupation and risk-taking behaviour among adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. / Soendergaard, Helle Moeller; Thomsen, Per Hove; Pedersen, Pernille; Pedersen, Erik; Poulsen, Agnethe Elkjær; Nielsen, Jette Moeskjaer; Winther, Lars; Henriksen, Anne; Rungoe, Berit; Soegaard, Hans Joergen.

I: Danish Medical Journal, Bind 61, Nr. 3, 03.2015, s. A5032.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskrift/Konferencebidrag i tidsskrift /Bidrag til avisTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

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Soendergaard, HM, Thomsen, PH, Pedersen, P, Pedersen, E, Poulsen, AE, Nielsen, JM, Winther, L, Henriksen, A, Rungoe, B & Soegaard, HJ 2015, 'Education, occupation and risk-taking behaviour among adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder', Danish Medical Journal, bind 61, nr. 3, s. A5032.

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Soendergaard, H. M., Thomsen, P. H., Pedersen, P., Pedersen, E., Poulsen, A. E., Nielsen, J. M., Winther, L., Henriksen, A., Rungoe, B., & Soegaard, H. J. (2015). Education, occupation and risk-taking behaviour among adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Danish Medical Journal, 61(3), A5032.

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Soendergaard HM, Thomsen PH, Pedersen P, Pedersen E, Poulsen AE, Nielsen JM, Winther L, Henriksen A, Rungoe B, Soegaard HJ. 2015. Education, occupation and risk-taking behaviour among adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Danish Medical Journal. 61(3):A5032.

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Soendergaard, Helle Moeller o.a.. "Education, occupation and risk-taking behaviour among adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder". Danish Medical Journal. 2015, 61(3). A5032.

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Soendergaard HM, Thomsen PH, Pedersen P, Pedersen E, Poulsen AE, Nielsen JM o.a. Education, occupation and risk-taking behaviour among adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Danish Medical Journal. 2015 mar;61(3):A5032.

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Soendergaard, Helle Moeller ; Thomsen, Per Hove ; Pedersen, Pernille ; Pedersen, Erik ; Poulsen, Agnethe Elkjær ; Nielsen, Jette Moeskjaer ; Winther, Lars ; Henriksen, Anne ; Rungoe, Berit ; Soegaard, Hans Joergen. / Education, occupation and risk-taking behaviour among adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. I: Danish Medical Journal. 2015 ; Bind 61, Nr. 3. s. A5032.

Bibtex

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abstract = "INTRODUCTION: No Danish studies examining functional impairments in a naturalistic sample of clinically referred adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are available. Our study aimed to examine educational and occupational outcomes and risk-taking behaviour in a Danish clinical sample of adults with ADHD.METHODS: Naturalistic, cross-sectional study of 155 ADHD adults consecutively referred to a Danish ADHD clinic from 2010 to 2011.RESULTS: A total of 51% had primary/lower secondary school only as their highest education, and 65% were not self-supporting at the time of their assessment. Criminal behaviour was found in more than 50%, suspension of driving licence in 16% and risk-taking sexual behaviour in 37-51%. Co-morbidity did not significantly increase the odds for a low educational level or of risk-taking behaviours. Having a personality disorder (PD) increased occupational vulnerability. Male gender and ADHD-C (combined type) were significantly associated with criminality and suspension of driving licence. Patients with substance use disorders and PD had non-significantly increased odds for risk-taking behaviours.CONCLUSION: Functional impairments were evident in this Danish sample of adults with ADHD. Most of our findings could not be accounted for by co-morbidity, underlining the importance of targeting treatment at ADHD itself.FUNDING: This research was funded by The Psychiatric Research Foundation of the Central Denmark Region.TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant.",
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AU - Soendergaard, Helle Moeller

AU - Thomsen, Per Hove

AU - Pedersen, Pernille

AU - Pedersen, Erik

AU - Poulsen, Agnethe Elkjær

AU - Nielsen, Jette Moeskjaer

AU - Winther, Lars

AU - Henriksen, Anne

AU - Rungoe, Berit

AU - Soegaard, Hans Joergen

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N2 - INTRODUCTION: No Danish studies examining functional impairments in a naturalistic sample of clinically referred adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are available. Our study aimed to examine educational and occupational outcomes and risk-taking behaviour in a Danish clinical sample of adults with ADHD.METHODS: Naturalistic, cross-sectional study of 155 ADHD adults consecutively referred to a Danish ADHD clinic from 2010 to 2011.RESULTS: A total of 51% had primary/lower secondary school only as their highest education, and 65% were not self-supporting at the time of their assessment. Criminal behaviour was found in more than 50%, suspension of driving licence in 16% and risk-taking sexual behaviour in 37-51%. Co-morbidity did not significantly increase the odds for a low educational level or of risk-taking behaviours. Having a personality disorder (PD) increased occupational vulnerability. Male gender and ADHD-C (combined type) were significantly associated with criminality and suspension of driving licence. Patients with substance use disorders and PD had non-significantly increased odds for risk-taking behaviours.CONCLUSION: Functional impairments were evident in this Danish sample of adults with ADHD. Most of our findings could not be accounted for by co-morbidity, underlining the importance of targeting treatment at ADHD itself.FUNDING: This research was funded by The Psychiatric Research Foundation of the Central Denmark Region.TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant.

AB - INTRODUCTION: No Danish studies examining functional impairments in a naturalistic sample of clinically referred adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are available. Our study aimed to examine educational and occupational outcomes and risk-taking behaviour in a Danish clinical sample of adults with ADHD.METHODS: Naturalistic, cross-sectional study of 155 ADHD adults consecutively referred to a Danish ADHD clinic from 2010 to 2011.RESULTS: A total of 51% had primary/lower secondary school only as their highest education, and 65% were not self-supporting at the time of their assessment. Criminal behaviour was found in more than 50%, suspension of driving licence in 16% and risk-taking sexual behaviour in 37-51%. Co-morbidity did not significantly increase the odds for a low educational level or of risk-taking behaviours. Having a personality disorder (PD) increased occupational vulnerability. Male gender and ADHD-C (combined type) were significantly associated with criminality and suspension of driving licence. Patients with substance use disorders and PD had non-significantly increased odds for risk-taking behaviours.CONCLUSION: Functional impairments were evident in this Danish sample of adults with ADHD. Most of our findings could not be accounted for by co-morbidity, underlining the importance of targeting treatment at ADHD itself.FUNDING: This research was funded by The Psychiatric Research Foundation of the Central Denmark Region.TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant.

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