Table 3

Behavioral assessment*

Assessment

Baseline

Week 4

Week 8


ADHD SC-4 Inattention

18.11 ± 5.37

10.56 ± 5.46a

9.78 ± 6.91a

median

17

9

10

ADHD SC-4 Hyperactivity

11.33 ± 4.53

7.67 ± 5.96

5.22 ± 3.99a

median

10

6

4

ADHD SC-4 Oppositional/defiant

10.11 ± 6.79

5.44 ± 3.88b

5.22 ± 3.56b

median

11

7

5

ADHD SC-4 Conduct disorder

5.22 ± 6.26

0.89 ± 0.93b

1.11 ± 2.26b

median

4

1

0

CPRS-Oppositional behavior

8.67 ± 4.58

5.38 ± 3.11

4.89 ± 2.93a

median

7

5.5

6

CPRS- Cognitive problems/inattention

11.56 ± 5.13

7.00 ± 3.89b

8.44 ± 6.48

median

12

8.5

8

CPRS- Hyperactivity

5.89 ± 3.79

2.63 ± 2.39

3.22 ± 4.49

median

6

3

2

CPRS- ADHD index

22.67 ± 9.03

13.63 ± 6.37a

15.44 ± 9.49b

median

22

13

14

Clinical Severity of Illness

4.38 ± 0.74

3.56 ± 0.73

3.33 ± 1.12c

median

4.5

3

3


* Values are mean ± SD and medians (n = 9). ADHD SC-4, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Symptom Checklist 4. CPRS, Conners' Parents Rating Scale a p < 0.01, b p < 0.05 using Wilcoxon signed rank test to compare to baseline; c p = 0.08 using Friedman test to compare to baseline.

Sorgi et al. Nutrition Journal 2007 6:16   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-6-16

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