Reliability of global impressions for assessing methylphenidate effects in children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.

S. D. Mayes, E. O. Bixler

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Abstract

Agreement between raters using global impressions to assess methylphenidate response was analyzed for children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) undergoing double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover methylphenidate trials. Caregivers were more likely to disagree than agree when asked to rate the children as "better, same, or worse" during each day of the trial. Over-all agreement was 42.9%, only 9.6% above what would be expected based on chance alone. Further, none of the interrater reliability coefficients (Cohen's kappa) for the individual children were statistically significant.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1215-1218
Number of pages4
JournalPerceptual and motor skills
Volume77
Issue number3 Pt 2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Sensory Systems

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