Motor activity at age one year does not predict ADHD at seven years

Johnson, P.C.D. , Ahamat, B., McConnachie, A. , Puckering, C., Marwick, H., Furnivall, D., Marwick, R., Gillberg, C. , Heron, J. and Wilson, P. (2013) Motor activity at age one year does not predict ADHD at seven years. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, 23(1), pp. 9-18. (doi:10.1002/mpr.1436) (PMID:24496957)

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Abstract

We have examined the predictive utility of motor activity in infancy towards diagnosis of Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in later childhood. We conducted a nested case-control study using videos of infants in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC). 60 videos of children who received any Development and Well Being Assessment (DAWBA) psychiatric diagnosis at age 91 months (including 16 with ADHD) plus two controls per case were selected for data analysis. Body movements were measured at age 1 year: associations between motor activity-derived variables using factor analysis, and later ADHD diagnoses were sought. No significant association was found between infant motor activity and later ADHD. A positive association between motor activity and inattentive ADHD was found in males. Motor activity at age one year did not predict ADHD at age seven years. The positive association with inattentive ADHD in males requires further investigation.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McConnachie, Dr Alex and Johnson, Dr Paul and Gillberg, Professor Christopher and Puckering, Dr Christine
Authors: Johnson, P.C.D., Ahamat, B., McConnachie, A., Puckering, C., Marwick, H., Furnivall, D., Marwick, R., Gillberg, C., Heron, J., and Wilson, P.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Robertson Centre
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Mental Health and Wellbeing
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > General Practice and Primary Care
Journal Name:International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research
ISSN:1049-8931
ISSN (Online):1557-0657

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