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Table 1 Summary of studies and calculated effect sizes

From: Emotion dysregulation in adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: a meta-analysis

StudyAge(M ± SD)sample sizeMeasurements of EDED dimensionsdesignEffect size
[37]28.52 ± 8.5354The Self-report of Emotional Intelligence TestERBetween0.70
[47]30.47 ± 9.20159DERSTotal EDBetween0.92
[46]33.39 ± 9.4135Impulsivity/Emotional Lability scale from the Conners’ CAARSTotal ED, ER, NEBetween1.67
[38]32.27 ± 10.98514Emotional Dysregulation Derived from the Wender-Reimherr Adult Attention Deficit Disorder
Rating Scale
Total EDBetween
Within
2.04
1.38
[49]36.29 ± 10.71105Impulsivity/Emotional Lability scale from the Conners’ CAARS, DERSTotal ED, ER, NEBetween0.85
[40]33.82 ± 9.9051Diagnostic Analysis of Nonverbal AccuracyERBetween0.30
[41]23.58 ± 5.3141Impulsivity/Emotional Lability scale from the Conners’ CAARSEL, NEBetween
Within
0.95
2.10
[50]34.85 ± 11.2056Affect Intensity Measure, Diagnostic Analysis of Nonverbal AccuracyERBetween0.25
[48]41.20 ± 11.20536Emotional Dysregulation Derived from the Wender-Reimherr Adult Attention Deficit Disorder
Rating Scale
Total EDWithin1.09
[45]38.14 ± 11.43198Affective Lability Scale, Affect Intensity MeasureEL, NEBetween
Within
0.98
1.31
[43]35.49 ± 12.86366ERSTotal ED, EL, NE, ERBetween0.59
[8]28.76 ± 9.9888The Affective Lability Scale-Short FormEL, NEBetween1.87
[44]28.42 ± 8.78232self-report Current Behavior Scale developed by R. BarkleyTotal EDBetween2.71
  1. ED Emotion Dysregulation, ER Emotion Recognition, EL Emotional Lability, NE Negative Emotions. Between: comparison between ADHD and control group, within: association of ADHD symptoms with emotion dysregulation within the ADHD group