The quality of life of children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder: a systematic review

  title={The quality of life of children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder: a systematic review},
  author={Marina Danckaerts and Edmund J. S. Sonuga-Barke and Tobias Banaschewski and Jan K. Buitelaar and Manfred D{\"o}pfner and Chris Hollis and Paramala J Santosh and Aribert Rothenberger and Joseph A. Sergeant and Hans Christoph Steinhausen and Eric Taylor and Alessandro Zuddas and David R. Coghill},
  journal={European Child \& Adolescent Psychiatry},
  pages={83 - 105}
Quality of life (QoL) describes an individual’s subjective perception of their position in life as evidenced by their physical, psychological, and social functioning. QoL has become an increasingly important measure of outcome in child mental health clinical work and research. Here we provide a systematic review of QoL studies in children and young people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and address three main questions. (1) What is the impact of ADHD on QoL? (2) What are… 

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  • Psychology, Medicine
    Expert review of pharmacoeconomics & outcomes research
  • 2005
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