Attention Problems and Executive Functions in Children With Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus

@article{Burmeister2005AttentionPA,
  title={Attention Problems and Executive Functions in Children With Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus},
  author={Rachel Burmeister and H. Julia Hannay and Kim Copeland1 and Jack M. Fletcher and Amy Boudousquie and Maureen Dennis},
  journal={Child Neuropsychology},
  year={2005},
  volume={11},
  pages={265 - 283}
}
This study addressed the incidence of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) subtypes in children with spina bifida meningomyelocele and shunted hydrocephalus (SBH) as well as differences in executive functions among these subtypes. Parent rating scales revealed that 31% of the group with SBH could be identified with AD/HD, mostly the Inattentive type (23%). The group with SBH differed from normal controls on cognitive measures of executive functions, but subtype differences were not… Expand
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