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Table 3 Comparison of ASI between CAARS-ADHD-DSM-IV total symptoms index classes

From: Adult attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder among patients with substance use disorders

Items of ASI CAARS-ADHD-DSM-IV total symptoms
Class 1
CAARS-ADHD-DSM-IV total symptoms
Class 2
CAARS-ADHD-DSM-IV total symptoms
Class 3
Kruskal–Wallis test
N = 24 N = 10 N = 17  
Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD H P
Age of onset 16.583 4.7996 16 3.8586 18 3.2016 2.504 0.286
Age 26 5.4133 26.7 4.8774 30 4.5689 6.083 0.048*
Med-Status 2.542 1.9332 2.5 1.9579 2.118 2.3152 0.947 0.623
Empl-Supp-Status 4.708 1.6545 4.6 2.1705 4.765 1.9852 0.047 0.977
Delirium Tremens 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Overdose 2.75 4.3961 0.5 0.8498 3.471 5.2929 4.974 0.083
Ttt-sud 2.75 3.1519 5.4 6.4153 3.882 3.5511 1.545 0.462
Drug detox 1.167 2.4436 1.2 3.1198 1.882 3.039 1.017 0.601
Alcohol problems 2.292 0.7506 2.1 0.8756 1.706 0.686 7.261 0.026*
Drug problems 7.917 0.9286 7.5 1.1785 7.471 1.4194 1.219 0.544
Legal status 2.25 3.1519 1.3 1.9465 1.294 2.1727 0.499 0.779
Fam-Soc-Relation 5.625 1.6101 5.9 1.3703 5.059 1.8865 1.352 0.509
Post hoc tests
 Parameters Class I vs Class II Class I vs Class III Class II vs class III
 Age 0.726 0.017 0.089
 Alcohol problems 0.66 0.008 0.103
  1. CAARS Conners adult rating scale, ASI Addiction Severity Index, Class 1 highest affinity for the diagnosis of adult ADHD (T score > 66), Class 2 with subclinical symptoms (T score: 56–65), Class 3 with average or below average ADHD symptoms (T score < 55)
  2. *p value <0.005