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Table 1 Dutch guideline recommendations; diagnostic key elements from the guidelines that are asked for during the survey

From: Guideline use among different healthcare professionals in diagnosing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in Dutch children; who cares?

Evaluation of attention deficit, hyperactivity and impulsivity symptoms. Advised by all guidelines. Specifically asked were the use of semi-structured interviews, options: semi-structured interview with parents (Anxiety Disorders in Interview Schedule for DSM-IV (ADIS), Children's Aggression Scale (CAS), Kiddie Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia for school aged children (K-SADS), Kiddie Disruptive Behavior Disorders Schedule (K-DBDS), Parental Account of Children's Symptoms (PACS), Parent Interview for Child Symptoms (PICS-4-dutch version), Semi-structured Clinical Interview for Children and Adolescents (SCICA)).
Gathering information from somebody else than the parents and/or child. Advised by all guidelines. Specifically asked how information is gathered; questionnaires, semi-structured interview or direct observation.
Use of questionnaires. Advised by the Dutch multidisciplinary guideline: Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL), Youth Self Report (YSR) and Teacher report Form (TRF). Advised by youth health care: Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ), ADHD Questionnaire (ADHD vragenlijst AVL). Other possibilities; CRS, Conner’s Rating Scale, Questionnaire for behavioural problems in children (Vragenlijst voor Gedragsproblemen bij Kinderen, VvGK)
Knowledge of developmental history, family history and physical condition. Advised by all guidelines.
Additional examination only advised on indication. Only advised on indication by all guidelines. Specifically asked: Complete neuropsychological testing, Intelligent Quotient test (IQ), didactic test, Electrocardiogram (ECG), laboratory tests.