Source:Maxons RT, Lawson AL, Pop R, et al. Screening for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in a select sample of injured and uninjured pediatric patients.
J Ped Surg.
2009
;
44
(4):
743
–748; doi:10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2008.08.003

The aim of this study was to compare the prevalence of positive screening results for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in a select group of injured children to a group of non-injured patients. The study investigators, from the Dell Children’s Hospital in Austin and the Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, TX, prospectively identified consecutive (non-random) children, aged 6 to 12 years, admitted to Children’s Medical Center Dallas for either a specific injury related to the child’s behavior (cases) or appendicitis (controls).

Children with injuries were included if their injury resulted from an auto-pedestrian collision, auto-bicycle collision, other bicycle collision, or falling. Injured children were excluded if they had limited English or Spanish proficiency, uncorrectable hearing or visual impairments, musculoskeletal...

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