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Parent ratings of school behaviour in children at risk of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
Acta Psychiatr Scand. 2005 Jun; 111(6):460-5.AP

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To investigate whether parents are accurate informants of child hyperactivity symptoms and impairment at school.

METHOD

Parents of a community sample of 93 children with pervasive hyperactivity completed rating scales about their child's behaviour at home and school. These were compared with teacher ratings.

RESULTS

Parent ratings about school correlate more closely with parent (home) than teacher ratings. Such ratings systematically under-estimate teacher ratings and are influenced by the child's behaviour at both home and school as well as parental mental health. However, a parental report of impairment for the child at school is likely to be accurate.

CONCLUSION

There are limitations in relying on parental accounts of school behaviour if teacher ratings are unavailable. As such ratings may under-identify children with ADHD and discrepancies between parent and teacher ratings may reflect actual differences in behaviour, this suggests that ratings are required from both sets of informants.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Child Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, Denmark Hill, London, UK. k.sayal@iop.kcl.ac.ukNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15877713

Citation

Sayal, K, and E Taylor. "Parent Ratings of School Behaviour in Children at Risk of Attention Deficit/hyperactivity Disorder." Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, vol. 111, no. 6, 2005, pp. 460-5.
Sayal K, Taylor E. Parent ratings of school behaviour in children at risk of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Acta Psychiatr Scand. 2005;111(6):460-5.
Sayal, K., & Taylor, E. (2005). Parent ratings of school behaviour in children at risk of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 111(6), 460-5.
Sayal K, Taylor E. Parent Ratings of School Behaviour in Children at Risk of Attention Deficit/hyperactivity Disorder. Acta Psychiatr Scand. 2005;111(6):460-5. PubMed PMID: 15877713.
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