Predictors and Moderators of Quality of Life Among College Students With ADHD.
J Atten Disord. 2017 Oct 01;:1087054717734645
Authors: Pinho TD, Manz PH, DuPaul GJ, Anastopoulos AD, Weyandt LL
OBJECTIVE: The current study examines (a) whether ADHD among college students is associated with differences in perceptions of quality of life (QoL); (b) the moderating roles of comorbidity, drug use, psychopharmacological treatment, and psychosocial treatment; and (c) the total impact of these variables on QoL.
METHOD: Participants were college students with and without ADHD ( N = 372) in a longitudinal study.
RESULTS: College students with ADHD were more likely to assert negative global QoL evaluations relative to non-ADHD peers. The relationship between ADHD and QoL was not altered as a function of medication treatment, comorbid psychopathology, psychosocial treatment, or drug use.
CONCLUSION: College students with ADHD behave similarly to other adults with ADHD in that they make lower subjective global evaluations of their QoL relative to their non-ADHD agemates. Other factors associated with ADHD and QoL do not appear to moderate this relationship.
PMID: 28992747 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]