TABLE 3

Ratings of Mothers, Fathers, and Teachers on ADHD and Behavior Problems

Term, Mean (SD)Preterm (No Special Education), Mean (SD)F
Mothers
    ADHD questionnaire
        Attention deficit2.80 (2.02)3.47 (2.44)8.18a
        Hyperactivity3.08 (2.10)3.78 (2.34)9.82a
        Impulsivity3.05 (2.19)3.50 (2.33)3.71
        ADHD total2.57 (1.90)3.17 (2.26)7.97a
    CBCL
        Total problems47.91 (10.16)51.92 (9.46)16.70a
        Internalizing problems49.78 (10.25)53.03 (9.38)11.18a
        Externalizing problems47.60 (9.58)49.41 (9.65)3.07
Fathers
    ADHD questionnaire
        Attention deficit2.88 (1.82)3.31 (2.37)3.24
        Hyperactivity3.18 (2.13)3.55 (2.31)2.22
        Impulsivity3.39 (2.15)3.42 (2.34)0.04
        ADHD total2.64 (1.84)3.07 (2.28)3.55
    CBCL
        Total problems46.67 (10.87)47.92 (9.70)1.07
        Internalizing problems47.72 (10.25)49.00 (9.51)1.31
        Externalizing problems46.62 (9.82)47.27 (9.44)0.43
Teachers
    ADHD questionnaire
        Attention deficit2.61 (2.22)3.27 (2.78)5.00b
        Hyperactivity3.14 (2.28)3.38 (2.59)0.62
        Impulsivity2.58 (2.15)3.08 (2.63)3.13
        ADHD total2.46 (1.98)2.91 (2.55)2.62
    CBCL
        Total problems48.28 (8.29)50.60 (8.46)6.10b
        Internalizing problems47.89 (8.82)51.43 (9.46)13.00a
        Externalizing problems48.55 (7.60)49.20 (7.88)1.29
  • The F scores are based on univariate analysis of variance adjusted for maternal educational levels.

  • a P < .01.

  • b P < .05.