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In scientific societies, as in other social fields, women's participation in decision making is lower than that of men. We describe the situation in SESPAS (Spanish Society of Public He-lath and Health Services Administration) where, despite representing a 40% of its members, very few women have been in positions in which decisions are taken or in those of(More)
The early assessment of the executive processes using ecologically valid instruments is essential for identifying deficits and planning actions to deal with possible adverse consequences. The present study has two different objectives. The first objective is to analyze the relationship between preschoolers' performance on tests of Working Memory and(More)
OBJECTIVE The first objective of this study was to compare the written expression competence of young adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with that of young adults without ADHD on three types of measures: indicators of the story's microstructure with regard to productivity and morphosyntax; indicators of the macrostructure (story(More)
Children diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at risk of experiencing lower academic achievement compared to their peers without ADHD. However, we have a limited understanding of the mechanisms underlying this association. Both the symptoms of the disorder and the executive functions can negatively influence learning behaviors,(More)
BACKGROUND ADHD is a chronic disorder that generally has a negative effect on socio-personal adaptation. The objectives of the current study were to examine the adaptive functioning in the daily lives of adults with ADHD compared to adults without the disorder and to test the influence of ADHD symptoms and comorbid problems on different areas of adaptive(More)
OBJECTIVE To study reading performance of young adults with ADHD and its relation with executive functioning. METHOD Thirty young adults with a childhood diagnosis of ADHD and 30 with normal development (ND) were compared on reading accuracy, fluency, and comprehension. Furthermore, ADHD with reading disabilities (ADHD+RD) and ADHD without reading(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this meta-analysis was to analyze the narrative performance of children and adolescents with high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in terms of microstructure, macrostructure and internal state language. METHOD A systematic literature search yielded 24 studies that met the predetermined inclusion criteria. Effect sizes for(More)
This paper is based on an alternative approach to standard quantitative analyses in research on behavior and health. Theory and methods focused on the elaboration of complex situational and behavioral influences on health are used in secondary analyses of data from a population health survey in Spain. Findings showing fundamental differences in the(More)
OBJECTIVES To study the course of ADHD during childhood and analyze possible personal and family predictor variables of the results. METHOD Sixty-one children with ADHD who were between 6 and 12 years old at the baseline assessment were evaluated 30 months later (mean age at baseline: 8.70 ± 1.97; mean age at follow-up: 10.98 ± 2.19). Status of ADHD in(More)
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