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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.
Journal of Attention Disorders
Pinho, T. D., Manz, P. H., DuPaul, G. J., Anastopoulos, A. D., & Weyandt, L. L. (2019). Predictors and Moderators of Quality of Life Among College Students With ADHD. Journal of Attention Disorders, 23(14), 1736–1745. https://doi.org/10.1177/1087054717734645
Available at: https://doi.org/10.1177/1087054717734645