Tucha, L; Tucha, O; Walitza, S; Sontag, T A; Laufkötter, R; Linder, M; Lange, K W (2009). Vigilance and sustained attention in children and adults with ADHD. Journal of Attention Disorders, 12(5):410-421.
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Objective: The present article tests the hypothesis of a sustained attention deficit in children and adults suffering from ADHD. Method: Vigilance and sustained attention of 52 children with ADHD and 38 adults with ADHD were assessed using a computerized vigilance task. Furthermore, the attentional performance of healthy children (N = 52) and healthy adults (N = 38) was examined. Results: Children and adults with ADHD performed significantly less well in the vigilance task than healthy participants (main effect for group). Furthermore, children and adults showed a significant decrease of performance over time (time-on-task effects). However, there was no greater decrement of performance with the passage of time in patient groups than in control groups (group-by-time interaction). Conclusion: The present results do not support the hypothesis of a sustained attention deficit in children and adults with ADHD.
|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||04 Faculty of Medicine > Center for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry|
|Dewey Decimal Classification:||610 Medicine & health|
|Date:||1 April 2009|
|Deposited On:||07 Feb 2009 12:56|
|Last Modified:||05 Apr 2016 12:58|
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