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Does the Continuous Performance Test Predict ADHD Symptoms Severity and ADHD Presentation in Adults?

El-Masri, Hiba
Weibel, Sébastien
Published in Journal of Attention Disorders. 2020, vol. 24, no. 6, p. 840-848
Abstract Objective: Our study aimed to provide empirical evidence on the usefulness of one of the most popular neuropsychological tests, the Continuous Performance Test (CPT), as a marker of ADHD severity and presentations among adults. Method: ADHD participants were recruited in a specialized center for the diagnosis and treatment of adults suffering from ADHD (n = 201). Measures included the CPT3™ and ADHD symptoms using a clinical interview and self-reported measures. Results: Only 51.7% of the participants were classified as likely to have a disorder characterized by attention deficit, such as ADHD, by the CPT. The relationships between CPT variables and ADHD symptoms were small. The classification error was 80.3% for the inattentive presentation and 22.5% for the hyperactive presentation when using the CPT to identify ADHD presentations. Conclusion: There was no evidence of the clinical utility of the CPT to assess or monitor ADHD in adult populations diagnosed and treated for ADHD.
Keywords CPTAdult ADHDDiagnostic
PMID: 30654686
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Other version: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1087054718822060
Research group NCCR Synapsy
Swiss National Science Foundation: 51NF40-158776
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BAGGIO, Stéphanie et al. Does the Continuous Performance Test Predict ADHD Symptoms Severity and ADHD Presentation in Adults?. In: Journal of Attention Disorders, 2020, vol. 24, n° 6, p. 840-848. doi: 10.1177/1087054718822060 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:154402

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