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Diagnostic Validity of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in College Students

Title: Diagnostic Validity of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in College Students: A Comparison of DSM-IV-TR and DSM-5.
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Name(s): Marshall, Diana, author
Prevatt, Frances F., 1955-, professor directing dissertation
Stepina, Lee, university representative
Ebener, Deborah J., committee member
Osborn, Debra S., 1968-, committee member
Florida State University, degree granting institution
College of Education, degree granting college
Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems, degree granting department
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2016
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource (153 pages)
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Symptoms of ADHD have been well observed and extensively discussed throughout the literature; however, classification of the disorder has recently taken on a new level of discrepancy as ADHD is now supported as a longitudinal condition that extends throughout adulthood (Barkley & Murphy, 1998). Discrepancies regarding diagnostic procedures for adult ADHD coupled with recent changes in diagnostic criteria for the disorder have emphasized the continued need for further research pertaining to the diagnosis of ADHD in adults. This study utilized archival data to examine 162 college students diagnosed with ADHD with specific regard to the comparison of inter-rater reliability rates of the Barkley Adult ADHD Rating Scale - IV (BAARS-IV; Barkley, 2011) comparing DSM-IV-TR (APA, 2000) to DSM-5 (APA, 2013) ADHD symptom criteria. Inter-rater reliability of reported age of onset and total symptom values among informants and relevant descriptive data were also explored. Results indicated no significant increase in inter-rater reliability for DSM-5 symptom criteria for adult ADHD, and poor to fair inter-rater reliability among informant reports of age of onset and total ADHD symptoms. Implications regarding these results and the validity of ADHD diagnoses in college students were discussed.
Identifier: FSU_2016SU_Marshall_fsu_0071E_13122 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Dissertation submitted to the Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester 2016.
Date of Defense: April 22, 2016.
Keywords: ADHD, age of onset, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, college students, DSM-5, inter-rater reliability
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Frances A. Prevatt, Professor Directing Dissertation; Lee Stepina, University Representative; Deborah Ebener, Committee Member; Debra Osborn, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Psychology
Counseling psychology
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_2016SU_Marshall_fsu_0071E_13122
Owner Institution: FSU

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Marshall, D. (2016). Diagnostic Validity of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in College Students: A Comparison of DSM-IV-TR and DSM-5. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_2016SU_Marshall_fsu_0071E_13122