The WISC-III Freedom from Distractibility Index in Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Object: The objective of this study was to test the mean of the Freedom from distractibility Index (FDI) of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Third Edition (WISC-III) in ADHD.
Method: Cross-sectional study by reviewing the psychological test report in Srinagarind Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University dating back from January 1, 2013 to July 30, 2020, of 125 patients aged 6 - 16 years who were diagnosed by a psychiatrist according to the DSM-5 criteria and their intelligence quotient was assessed by a clinical psychologist using the WISC-III Thai version. The mean was tested using the One sample t-test statistic and tested the hypothesis with the Freedom from distractibility Index (FDI) between 90 and 109 points.
Results: The mean FDI score ranged from 90 - 109 points, which was statistically significant. (p-value <0.0001)
Conclusion: The FDI score for ADHD was average, but it was the lowest when compared with the intelligence quotient and other indexes of ability.
Keywords: FDI, WISC-III, ADHD
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