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BACKGROUND In spite of the growing literature about adult attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), relatively little is known about the prevalence and correlates of this disorder. AIMS To estimate the prevalence of adult ADHD and to identify its demographic correlates using meta-regression analysis. METHOD We used the MEDLINE, PsycLit and EMBASE(More)
Our objective was to conduct a meta-analysis of therapeutic efficacy of pharmacological treatment of adult ADHD based on data from controlled clinical trials. We used the search engines PubMed and Medline to identify relevant clinical trials. Short-term studies with double-blind parallel-group design were selected for the analysis. Altogether, we identified(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the relationship between asthma control level and health-related QOL (HR-QOL), and to understand the role of various psychometric and utility-based methods in studying this relationship. METHODS Two hundred and twenty-eight consecutive adult outpatients and inpatients at four sites participated in the study. Physicians identified the(More)
BACKGROUND Predictors of medication adherence are not well known in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It is therefore necessary to identify factors associated with adherence to improve the effectiveness of COPD management within real-world situations. OBJECTIVES The goals of this study were to estimate adherence to respiratory medication and(More)
The goal of the study was twofold: (1) to investigate the effect of different diagnostic criteria on prevalence estimates of adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and (2) to provide prevalence estimates of adult ADHD for the first time in a Hungarian sample. Subjects between 18 and 60 years were included in the screening phase of the study(More)
Earlier studies suggested more severe overall cognitive impairments in deficit versus non-deficit schizophrenia; however, the specific contribution of different cognitive domains to this overall cognitive impairment remains unclear. The purpose of this study was to compare the two subtypes in general cognitive functioning as well as in individual cognitive(More)
INTRODUCTION Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most frequently diagnosed childhood psychiatric disorders. Based on various empirical estimates, symptoms of ADHD persist into adulthood in about 30-50% of the childhood cases. METHOD The objective of the present investigation was to conduct a systematic review of(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the growing recognition that the clinical symptom characteristics associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) persist into adulthood in a high proportion of subjects, little is known about the persistence of neurocognitive deficits in ADHD. The objective was twofold: (1) to conduct a meta-analysis of neuropsychological(More)
Several clinical studies confirm that fixed low-dose combinations have a number of advantages in the therapy of hypertension. The components with different mode of action provide additive therapeutic effects, resulting in higher blood pressure reduction and greater proportion of responders, moreover the use of low dose antihypertensive agents decreases the(More)
Researchers from the York Health Economics Consortium were responsible for the quantitative aspects of the research whilst the School of Pharmacy led on the qualitative aspects, and research relating to care homes. However, the outputs reported in this document represent a collaborative effort on the part of the entire research team. Throughout this report(More)