The Toronto experience: RESULTS(6)

The Toronto experience: RESULTS(6)

Attention, behaviour problems and socioemotional functioning

Table 5 provides group means on measures of attention. Children in the ARND group were more likely to have received a prior diagnosis of ADHD than the children in the comparison group. At the same time, however, measures of attention, hyperactivity and impulsivity were clinically elevated for both ARND and comparison groups. Similarly, Table 5, which presents the results from the parent rating scales, shows that, while both groups achieved elevated scores on the majority of scales, they did not differ from each other on any indexes of behavioural or socioemotional functioning. flovent inhaler

TABLE 5 Differences in clinical range mean scores on tests of behaviour, attention and socioemotional functioning in the alcohol-related neurodevelopmental disorder (ARND) and comparison groups

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No differences are significant at the63; CPRS Conners’ Parent Rating Scale clinical range = t scores >70 (CPRS is the old version); CPT Connor Continuous Performance Test (of attention); DSM Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. *t scores; fz scores; tPercentiles

Correlations with physical dysmorphology

Correlations were computed between indexes of physical dysmorphology and psychological test scores. The results revealed significant relationships between the overall dys-morphology score and Performance IQ and visuomotor coordination (P<0.01). Palpebral fissure length was correlated with Freedom from Distractibility and head circumference with visuomotor coordination.


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