Cognición social en adultos jóvenes con sintomatología del Trastorno por déficit de atención e hiperactividad (TDAH) de la ciudad de Barranquilla, Colombia
Escalona Oliveros, Javid | 2020
This research aimed to compare the functioning of social cognition in young adults between the ages of 18 and 36 with symptoms of attention deficit and hyperactiveity disorder (ADHD) and a symptom-free control group, in Barranquilla, Colombia. A non-experimental quantitative study was conducted, cross-cutting, and descriptive-comparative scope between cases and controls; with a sample of 24 participants chosen by intentional non-probalistic sampling, and divided into three groups: Inattentive ADHD Group (8 individual), Combined ADHD Group (6 individuals) and Control Group (10 individuals), who were given a protocol of assessment of social cognition and moral emotions. The results show that ADHD groups have more difficulties in mind theory and social perception than the control group, as well, evidenced less selfawareness and processing of moral emotions such as shame, internal guilt, and external guilt in men and women in ADHD groups compared to participants from both sexes in the control group. It is concluded that the presence of ADHD symptoms affected the functioning of social cognition and the self-awareness and processing of moral emotions of adults in inattentive and combined groups. It is recommended to carry out other studies with broader samples to generalize the results, explore other areas of operation, compare and correlate with other variables, to carry out other evaluation and intervention processes.