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Table 4 The influence of ADHD diagnosis on borderline symptomatology and on impulsivity

From: ADHD in adolescents with borderline personality disorder

  BPD (N = 76) BPD-ADHD (N = 9) Analysis *
  M (SD) 95% CI M (SD) 95% CI F (p)§ F (p)#
DIB-R       
   - Affect 1.6 (0.6) 1.5-1.8 1.2 (0.8) 0.6-1.9 2.82 (0.06) 2.01 0.07)
   - Cognition 1.1 (0.8) 0.9-1.3 0.3 (0.5) -0.5-0.7 6.32 (0.02) 1.24 0.29)
   - Impulsivity 1.5 (0.6) 1.3-1.7 1.9 (0.3) 1.6-2.5 4.10 (0.04) 0.34 0.89)
   - Interpersonal relationships 1.3 (0.8) 1.1-1.4 1.4 (0.7) 0.1-2.0 0.04 (0.84) 3.59 (0.05)
Barratt Impulsiveness Scale (BIS-11)       
   - Attentional/Cognitive impulsivity 12.2 (3.1) 11.3-13.0 17.6 (2.9) 14.0-21.2 8.57 (0.01) 0.48 0.82)
   - Motor impulsivity 11.9 (4.7) 10.6-13.0 17.6 (3.6) 13.2-22.0 1.99 (0.17) 1.24 0.30)
   - Non-planning impulsivity 16.5 (5.8) 14.7 (18.1) 24.2 (1.9) 21.8-26.6 3.57 (0.07) 1.42 (0.22)
Family Assessment Device 16.0 (7.8) 14-18 22.4 (8.6) 12-33 1.48 (0.23) 1.21 (0.31)
Global Assessment of Functioning 47.1 (14.4) 44-50 47.6 (12.4) 38-57 0.24 (0.63) 0.88 (0.52)
  1. * Nested analysis of variance controlling for recruitment centres. § Differences between diagnostic groups. # Differences between recruitment centres (nested within diagnostic groups)