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dc.contributor.authorNunn, Samuel P.T.
dc.contributor.authorKritsotakis, Evangelos I.
dc.contributor.authorHarpin, Val
dc.contributor.authorParker, Jack
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-06T09:16:52Z
dc.date.available2020-03-06T09:16:52Z
dc.date.issued2020-02-07
dc.identifier.citationNunn, S.P., Kritsotakis, E.I., Harpin, V. and Parker, J., (2020). 'Social gradients in the receipt of medication for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in children and young people in Sheffield'. BJPsych Open, 6(2), pp. 1-6.en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1192/bjo.2019.87
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/624558
dc.description.abstractAttention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common neurodevelopmental disorder characterised by inattention and hyperactivity-impulsivity that can affect people throughout their life course. A social gradient exists in the prevalence of ADHD in the UK. Studies in other countries have shown that social gradients also exist in the receipt of medication for ADHD. Socioeconomic position is potentially an unrecognised and modifiable factor in children and young people’s receipt of medication for ADHD in the UK. Aim The aim of the study was to investigate if socioeconomic position could explain in part whether or not children and young people in Sheffield are receiving medication for ADHD. We used multivariate logistic regression modelling to investigate whether socioeconomic position could explain variation in receipt of medication for ADHD in children and young people in a cross-sectional study. We collected data from 1354 children and young people with a diagnosis of ADHD across three Sheffield centres between January and December 2016. Independent variables were age, gender, religion, ethnicity, comorbidities, and Index of Multiple Deprivation decile (derived from home postcode). Our results showed a social gradient in the receipt of medication for ADHD (P<0.01); an increase in one decile of the Index of Multiple Deprivation was associated with 10% lower odds of receipt of medication for ADHD (adjusted odds ratio 0.90, 95% CI 0.84–0.97). Children and young people from more deprived backgrounds are more likely to receive medication for ADHD. This is the first time that a social gradient in children and young people’s receipt of medication for ADHD has been shown in a UK sample.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research was funded and supported by the National Institute for Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care Yorkshire and Humber.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherRoyal College of Psychiatristsen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/bjpsych-open/article/social-gradients-in-the-receipt-of-medication-for-attentiondeficit-hyperactivity-disorder-in-children-and-young-people-in-sheffield/BF404FB4E8F7D8D43B46FCC82BFD8533en_US
dc.rightsCC0 1.0 Universal*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/*
dc.subjectAttention deficit hyperactivity disordersen_US
dc.subjectsocial deprivationen_US
dc.subjectepidemiologyen_US
dc.titleSocial gradients in the receipt of medication for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in children and young people in Sheffielden_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn2056-4724
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen_US
dc.identifier.journalBJPsych Openen_US
dc.identifier.piiS2056472419000875
dc.source.journaltitleBJPsych Open
dc.source.volume6
dc.source.issue2
dcterms.dateAccepted2019-11-02
refterms.dateFOA2020-03-06T09:16:53Z
dc.author.detail787041en_US


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