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Lack of association of handedness with inattention and hyperactivity symptoms in ADHD.
J Atten Disord. 2013 May; 17(4):302-7.JA

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

Findings about the association of left-handedness and ADHD are inconsistent. While abnormal brain laterality is reported in children with ADHD, it is unclear if hand preference is associated with ADHD, severity symptoms, age, gender, comorbid psychiatric problems, or parental characteristics.

METHOD

Subjects were 520 boys and girls with a mean age of 9.04 (2.3) years. Only four children were with mixed-handedness. ADHD was diagnosed according to clinical assessment using accepted diagnostic criteria. In addition to the demographic characteristics and hand-use preference, inattention severity, hyperactivity severity, oppositional behavior symptoms, anxiety symptoms, and developmental coordination problems were assessed.

RESULTS

A total of 87.4% were right handed. A total of 12.6% were left handed. Left- or right-hand preference was not associated with age, gender, inattentiveness score, hyperactivity-impulsivity score, comorbid psychiatric problems, developmental coordination problems score, or parental characteristics.

CONCLUSION

Left handedness is not associated with higher parent-reported inattentiveness or hyperactivity. Hand-use preference is not gender related in ADHD.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Research Center for Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Department of Psychiatry, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Iran. ghanizad@sina.tums.ac.ir

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22286110

Citation

Ghanizadeh, Ahmad. "Lack of Association of Handedness With Inattention and Hyperactivity Symptoms in ADHD." Journal of Attention Disorders, vol. 17, no. 4, 2013, pp. 302-7.
Ghanizadeh A. Lack of association of handedness with inattention and hyperactivity symptoms in ADHD. J Atten Disord. 2013;17(4):302-7.
Ghanizadeh, A. (2013). Lack of association of handedness with inattention and hyperactivity symptoms in ADHD. Journal of Attention Disorders, 17(4), 302-7. https://doi.org/10.1177/1087054711429789
Ghanizadeh A. Lack of Association of Handedness With Inattention and Hyperactivity Symptoms in ADHD. J Atten Disord. 2013;17(4):302-7. PubMed PMID: 22286110.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Lack of association of handedness with inattention and hyperactivity symptoms in ADHD. A1 - Ghanizadeh,Ahmad, Y1 - 2012/01/27/ PY - 2012/1/31/entrez PY - 2012/1/31/pubmed PY - 2013/10/22/medline SP - 302 EP - 7 JF - Journal of attention disorders JO - J Atten Disord VL - 17 IS - 4 N2 - OBJECTIVE: Findings about the association of left-handedness and ADHD are inconsistent. While abnormal brain laterality is reported in children with ADHD, it is unclear if hand preference is associated with ADHD, severity symptoms, age, gender, comorbid psychiatric problems, or parental characteristics. METHOD: Subjects were 520 boys and girls with a mean age of 9.04 (2.3) years. Only four children were with mixed-handedness. ADHD was diagnosed according to clinical assessment using accepted diagnostic criteria. In addition to the demographic characteristics and hand-use preference, inattention severity, hyperactivity severity, oppositional behavior symptoms, anxiety symptoms, and developmental coordination problems were assessed. RESULTS: A total of 87.4% were right handed. A total of 12.6% were left handed. Left- or right-hand preference was not associated with age, gender, inattentiveness score, hyperactivity-impulsivity score, comorbid psychiatric problems, developmental coordination problems score, or parental characteristics. CONCLUSION: Left handedness is not associated with higher parent-reported inattentiveness or hyperactivity. Hand-use preference is not gender related in ADHD. SN - 1557-1246 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/22286110/Lack_of_association_of_handedness_with_inattention_and_hyperactivity_symptoms_in_ADHD_ L2 - https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1087054711429789?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -