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Record number 428758
Title A randomized controlled pilot study into the effects of a restricted elimination diet on family structure in families with ADHD and ODD
Author(s) Pelsser, L.M.; Steijn, D.J. van; Frankena, K.; Toorman, J.; Buitelaar, J.K.; Rommelse, N.N.
Source Child and Adolescent Mental Health 18 (2013)1. - ISSN 1475-357X - p. 39 - 45.
Department(s) Quantitative Veterinary Epidemiology
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2013
Keyword(s) deficit hyperactivity disorder - controlled-trial - children - food - community - preschool - behavior - parent
Abstract Behavioural improvements of children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) following a restricted elimination diet (RED), may be due to concurrent changes in family environment. Methods: Twenty-four children with ADHD, were randomized to either a 5-week RED intervention, or a control intervention consisting of healthy food advices in a pilot study. Results: No differences in family environment were found, neither at baseline nor when comparing the start and end measurements of both groups. Conclusions: In this pilot study, the effects of an RED on ADHD and ODD are not mediated by improvement of family environment in families motivated to follow an RED. Replication of this preliminary study in larger groups of children is advised.
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