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SECTION GG: PROBLEMS IN CHILDHOOD

Earlier you mentioned that from ages 6-10 you lost things a lot, had trouble finishing what you started, lost interest very quickly in games or work and had trouble listening when people spoke to you.

 

GG1. I’d like to ask you whether some problems like this lasted at least six months. Was there at least six months when you were always losing things like assignments or books or other things you needed?

YES 01

NO 02

 

GG2. Was there 6 months or more when you would make a lot of careless mistakes?

YES 01

NO 02

 

GG3. In your early school years, was there at least 6 months when you would often forget what you were supposed to be doing or what you had planned to do?

YES 01

NO 02

 

GG4. Was there at least 6 months when people often said that you did not seem to be listening when they spoke to you?

YES 01

NO 02

 

GG5. Was there at least 6 months when you would quickly lose interest in games you were playing or in work you were doing at home or school?

YES 01

NO 02

 

GG6. Was there at least 6 months when you were unable to keep your mind on what you were doing if anything else was going on nearby?

YES 01

NO 02

 

GG7. Was there 6 months or more when you disliked doing things that required a lot of concentration or when you would avoid or put off doing them?

YES 01

NO 02

 

GG8. Was there 6 months or more when you would get muddled when you had to plan what to do first, and in what order to do things?

PROBE IF NECESSARY: "Muddled" means "confused."

YES 01

NO 02

 

GG9. Was there 6 months or more when you would often leave jobs or homework unfinished even when you knew what you were supposed to do and meant to do it?

YES 01

NO 02

 

INTERVIEWER CHECKPOINT U

HOW MANY YESES ARE CODED IN GG1-GG9?

6 OR MORE ® GOTO GG10

0-5 AND "YES" RESPONSE IN CC7, GOTO INTERVIEWER CHECKPOINT V

 

GG10. Did these difficulties get you into trouble at school?

YES 01

NO 02

 

GG11. Did these difficulties get you into trouble at home?

YES 01

NO 02

 

GG12. Did these difficulties get you into trouble other places?

YES 01

NO 02

IF GG10, GG11, AND GG12 ARE ALL CODED "NO," GO TO GG14

 

GG13. Did these behaviors ever get you into serious trouble at (school/home/other places) for a month or longer?

YES 01

NO 02

 

GG13a. When were you having a lot of these problems, like trouble paying attention or completing things?

Was it..?

Last month (GO TO GG14), 01

last 6 months (GO TO GG14), 02

last year , or (GO TO GG14) 03

more than a year ago (GO TO GG13b) 04

 

GG13b. How old were you the last time?

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AGE

 

GG14. Were you ever given any medication to improve your ability to pay attention?

YES 01

NO 02

 

GG15. Did you or your parent ever talk to a doctor about your trouble completing things or paying attention?

YES 01

NO 02

 

INTERVIEWER CHECKPOINT V

"YES" RESPONSE IN CC7, GOTO GG16

OTHERWISE, GOTO SECTION HH

Earlier you also mentioned that from ages 6-10 you were always on the go, restless and fidgety, and impatient so you interrupted other people or couldn’t wait your turn.

 

GG16. Now I’d like to know which of those behaviors continued for 6 months or longer. Was there 6 months or more when you were always climbing on things or running around, when you were not supposed to?

YES 01

NO 02

 

GG17. Was there 6 months or more when you kept going all the time, hardly ever taking time to rest?

YES 01

NO 02

 

GG18. Was there 6 months or more when it was impossible for you to do things quietly or read to yourself for more than a few minutes at a time?

YES 01

NO 02

 

GG19. Was there 6 months or more when you would usually fidget and squirm a great deal in your seat?

YES 01

NO 02

 

GG20. Was there 6 months or more when you would get up from your seat a lot when you were not supposed to--at dinner, at school, at religious services or other places where you were supposed to stay in your seat?

YES 01

NO 02

 

GG21. Was there 6 months or more when you were very talkative, a lot more talkative than most children?

YES 01

NO 02

 

GG22. Was there 6 months or more when you would often answer questions before people had finished asking them?

YES 01

NO 02

 

GG23. Was there 6 months or more when you would often interrupt other people when they were talking?

YES 01

NO 02

 

GG24. Was there 6 months or more when you had more trouble than most children with waiting for your turn, for instance when you were playing a game or standing in line?

YES 01

NO 02

 

GG25. Was there 6 months or more when you would often try to break into games or other activities that were already underway?

YES 01

NO 02

 

INTERVIEWER CHECKPOINT W

HOW MANY YESES ARE CODED IN GG16-GG25?

6 OR MORE, GOTO GG26

0-5, GOTO SECTION HH

 

GG26. Did these behaviors ever get you into considerable trouble at school?

YES 01

NO 02

 

GG27. Did these behaviors ever get you into considerable trouble at home?

YES 01

NO 02

 

GG28. Did these behaviors ever get you into considerable trouble other places?

YES 01

NO 02

IF GG26, GG27, AND GG28 ARE ALL CODED "NO," GO TO GG30

 

GG29. Did these behaviors ever get you into serious trouble at (school/home/other places) for a month or longer?

YES 01

NO 02

 

GG29a. When were you having a lot of these problems, like trouble paying attention or completing things?

Was it..?

Last month (GO TO GG30), 01

last 6 months (GO TO GG30), 02

last year, or (GO TO GG30) 03

more than a year ago (GO TO GG29b) 04

 

GG29b. How old were you the last time?

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AGE

 

GG30. Have you ever received any medications to make you less active or fidgety?

YES 01

NO 02

 

GG31. Have you or your parent ever talked to a doctor because of your being overly fidgety or active?

YES 01

NO 02

 

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