Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Johnny L. Matson
Teachers completed the CTRS-39 on 100 boys assigned to one of four groups based on IQ and scores on a DSM-III-R checklist of the symptoms for Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (AD-HD). The groups included a normal control group, children with AD-HD, mentally retarded children, and mentally retarded children with AD-HD. There were no significant differences between the AD-HD group and the mentally retarded AD-HD group on all but one of the Conners' Factors and no significant differences on the IOWA Conners' Scales that were extracted from the CTRS-39. Mentally retarded children in general were found to be more anxious than their normal peers, whereas AD-HD children were rated higher than the other groups on the Asocial factor. Attention problems were significantly correlated with conduct and hyperactivity factors for the normal IQ children but not for the mentally retarded children. Implications of these data and CTRS scoring system recommendations for mentally retarded children are discussed.
Fee, Virginia Elaine, "Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder Among Mentally Retarded Children." (1992). LSU Historical Dissertations and Theses. 5380.