University of Central Florida Undergraduate Research Journal - Multiple Complications from a Finger Fracture in a Basketball Player
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Method

Participants

Data from 53 children (n = 44, boys; n = 9, girls) between the ages of 7 and 12 were analyzed for this study. Parental ratings from one parent of each child were also analyzed. Three groups were evaluated: 19 children diagnosed with AD, 18 children diagnosed with SP, and 16 TD children served as the control group. All children in the diagnostic groups were diagnosed by a Ph.D. clinical psychologist using a structured diagnostic interview. The children did not meet diagnostic criteria for any other Axis I or Axis II disorder. TD children were recruited separately to serve as friendly peers in social interactions with other children. Children in the TD group did not meet diagnostic criteria for any Axis I or Axis II disorder.

We matched each child with a diagnosis of AD with a SP child and a TD child on gender, chronological age, and race. All children were of average or above average intelligence. In this sample, 83% were Caucasian, 11% African American, 1.9% were Latino, and 3.8% were of other non-specified ethnicity (see Table 1). The sample is unbalanced in terms of sex because AD is much more common in boys than girls and anxiety disorders are more common in girls than boys. The demographics of the sample are consistent with the demographics found in children of the Orlando area

Table 1 Chi Square Analysis of Demographic Information

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