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EVALUATION OF THE ROLE OF QB TESTING IN ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER
1A. Sharma, 2B. Singh. 1Southampton University Hospitals, Southampton, UK, 2Torbay Hospital, Torquay, UK
Introduction: The diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) hinges on history of core signs of inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity, and being able to demonstrate pervasiveness of the disorder through ADHD questionnaires, which are quite subjective. The Qb test is a computerised combined continuous performance test and activity test. It helps us objectively measure performance related impulsivity, attention as well as activity.
Aims of this audit: This project was done as an audit to assess whether the Qb test results correlate with the diagnosis of ADHD as made by using an assessment of disruptive behaviour pathway used locally as the standard.
Methods: 50 cases were selected from the Qb test database semi-randomly, which were evaluated for ADHD as per local protocol or as diagnosed by child and family guidance. The cases were analysed based on a pre-prepared data sheet to look for the symptoms of behavioural disorders and the Connor’s scores were also recorded. Comorbid conditions were recorded alongside as well as the child’s medication and response to medication. Qb tests for the cases were analysed and compared with the diagnosis made as per protocol. Predrug and postdrug Qb tests were also analysed where available.
Results: A total …
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