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The parental emotional response to children index: a questionnaire measure of parents’ reactions to ADHD

The parental emotional response to children index: a questionnaire measure of parents’ reactions to ADHD
The parental emotional response to children index: a questionnaire measure of parents’ reactions to ADHD
Objective: The current study introduces the Parental Emotional Response to Children Index (PERCI), a new questionnaire specifically designed to measure parents’ emotional response to ADHD and related behaviors (delay discounting and delay aversion). Method: The PERCI was completed by parents of 6- to 14-year-old children with (n = 126) and without (n = 160) ADHD. Results: Factor analysis confirmed five separate subscales with acceptable psychometric properties. Parents of children with ADHD reported a stronger emotional response to ADHD behaviors than parents of typically developing children and inattention symptoms evoked the strongest emotional response in parents regardless of child diagnostic
status. Conclusion: Parents’ emotional responses appear to be differentiated in terms of specific ADHD-related triggers
mapping onto the different domains of ADHD and delay-related responses. Further research is required to understand changes in parental emotional responses over time and their impact on children’s developmental trajectories.
1087-0547
Lambek, Rikke
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Sonuga-Barke, Edmund J.S.
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Tannock, Rosemary
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Lambek, Rikke, Sonuga-Barke, Edmund J.S., Psychogiou, Lamprini, Thompson, Margaret, Tannock, Rosemary, Daley, David, Damm, Dorte and Thomsen, Per Hove (2014) The parental emotional response to children index: a questionnaire measure of parents’ reactions to ADHD. Journal of Attention Disorders. (doi:10.1177/1087054714539996). (PMID:24994878)

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Objective: The current study introduces the Parental Emotional Response to Children Index (PERCI), a new questionnaire specifically designed to measure parents’ emotional response to ADHD and related behaviors (delay discounting and delay aversion). Method: The PERCI was completed by parents of 6- to 14-year-old children with (n = 126) and without (n = 160) ADHD. Results: Factor analysis confirmed five separate subscales with acceptable psychometric properties. Parents of children with ADHD reported a stronger emotional response to ADHD behaviors than parents of typically developing children and inattention symptoms evoked the strongest emotional response in parents regardless of child diagnostic
status. Conclusion: Parents’ emotional responses appear to be differentiated in terms of specific ADHD-related triggers
mapping onto the different domains of ADHD and delay-related responses. Further research is required to understand changes in parental emotional responses over time and their impact on children’s developmental trajectories.

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URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/373974
ISSN: 1087-0547
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Author: Rikke Lambek
Author: Edmund J.S. Sonuga-Barke
Author: Lamprini Psychogiou
Author: Margaret Thompson
Author: Rosemary Tannock
Author: David Daley
Author: Dorte Damm
Author: Per Hove Thomsen

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