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OBJECTIVE To establish whether there is an association between the ingestion of synthetic food colorings and behavioral change in children referred for assessment of "hyperactivity." PARTICIPANTS From approximately 800 children referred to the Royal Children's Hospital (Melbourne) for assessment of suspected hyperactivity, 200 were included in a 6-week(More)
  • K S Rowe
  • 1997
A double blind randomized controlled trial was conducted in 71 adolescents aged 11-18 years. Inclusion in the trial required fulfilment of the diagnostic criteria, (Fukuda et al., 1994). Three infusions of 1 gm/kg (max 1 litre of 6 gm/100 ml in 10% w/v maltose solution) were given one month apart. The dummy solution was a 10% w/v maltose solution with 1%(More)
Despite the wide usage of Conners' 10-item Abbreviated Parent-Teacher Questionnaire (APTQ), normative data for parental ratings on the APTQ are rare. Moreover, its psychometric properties as a "stand alone" behavioral rating instrument have yet to be examined in detail. Using data from parental ratings for 6,841 children aged 5 to 14 years, this paper(More)
Conclusions drawn from recent reviews of research concerned with relationships between child behavior disorders and learning difficulties highlight major methodological and analytical problems that have plagued empirical research in the field. This paper (Part A) identifies and discusses some of these problems, including those associated with the design and(More)
  • K S Rowe
  • 1988
Of 220 children referred for suspected 'hyperactivity', 55 were subjected to a 6 week trial of the Feingold diet. Forty (72.7%) demonstrated improved behaviour and 26 (47.3%) remained improved following liberalization of the diet over a period of 3-6 months. The parents of 14 children claimed that a particular cluster of behaviours was associated with the(More)
Findings from an explanatory study of the relationship between inattentiveness in the classroom and reading achievement are reported for a sample of 5,000 students (age, 5-14 years) drawn from a normal school population. Results of structural equation modeling showed that regardless of family socioeconomic status, age, and gender, students' inattentiveness(More)
Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is a complex disease that affects children and adolescents as well as adults. The etiology has not been established. While many pediatricians and other health-care providers are aware of ME/CFS, they often lack essential knowledge that is necessary for diagnosis and treatment. Many young patients(More)
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