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Impulsivity and Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder: Subtype Classification Using the UPPS Impulsive Behavior Scale
Psychology Faculty Publications
  • Drew J. Miller, Purdue University
  • Karen J. Derefinko, University of Kentucky
  • Donald R. Lynam, Purdue University
  • Richard Milich, University of Kentucky
  • Mark T. Fillmore, University of Kentucky
Abstract
This study examined the classification accuracy of the UPPS Impulsive Behavior Scale (UPPS) in discriminating several attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) subtypes, including predominantly inattentive type (ADHD/I), combined type (ADHD/C), and combined type with behavioral problems (ADHD/ODD), between each other and a non-ADHD control group using logistic regression analyses. The sample consisted of 88 children ranging in age from 9.0 years to 12.8 years, with a mean of 10.9 years. Children were predominantly male (74%) and Caucasian (86%) and in grades 3–7. Results indicated that the UPPS performed well in classifying ADHD subtypes relative to traditional diagnostic measures. In addition, analyses indicated that differences in symptoms between subtypes can be explained by specific pathways to impulsivity. Implications for the assessment of ADHD and conceptual issues are discussed.
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2010
Disciplines
Notes/Citation Information

This article was published online August 18, 2009.

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
10.1007/s10862-009-9155-z
Citation Information
Drew J. Miller, Karen J. Derefinko, Donald R. Lynam, Richard Milich, et al.. "Impulsivity and Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder: Subtype Classification Using the UPPS Impulsive Behavior Scale" (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/donald_lynam/1/