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Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria

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Abstract

POBLANO, Adrián; LUNA, Belinda  and  REYNOSO, César. Differential motor alterations in children with three types of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 2014, vol.72, n.11, pp.856-861. ISSN 0004-282X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0004-282X20140147.

Objective

To determine frequency of motor alterations in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Method

We evaluated 19 children aged 7-12 years with ADHD classified in three sub-types: Combined (ADHD-C), with Inattention (ADHD-I), and with Hyperactivity (ADHD-H). Controls were age- and gender matched healthy children. We utilized Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency (BOTMP) for measuring motor skills.

Results

We observed differences between children with ADHD and controls in BOTMP general score and in static coordination, dynamic general- and hand- coordination, and in synkinetic movements. We also found differences in dynamic hand coordination between controls and children with ADHD-C; in dynamic general coordination between controls and children with ADHD-H; and in frequency of synkinetic movements between controls and children with ADHD-H.

Conclusion

Children with ADHD with a major degree of hyperactivity showed greater frequency of motor alterations.

Keywords : attention deficit disorder; motor development; inattention; hyperactivity; bruininks-oseretsky test.

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