Dyslexia and psychosocial factors. A follow-up study of young Norwegian adults with a history of dyslexia in childhood

Nord J Psychiatry. 2003;57(3):221-6. doi: 10.1080/08039480310001391.


The present study is a follow-up of two different groups of young adults with a history of dyslexia problems in childhood. Group A was drawn from a larger longitudinal study where students were diagnosed with dyslexia at age 10. Group B was recruited at a child psychiatric clinic and also had dyslexic problems. Measures of educational level, life satisfaction and psychosocial factors were applied. The assessment was carried out by means of tests, questionnaires and personal interviews. The results showed lower levels of educational attainment in group B as well as lower satisfaction with health, friends and education compared to group A and a normative group. Both dyslexic groups showed more psychiatric problems than those in the normative sample.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Child
  • Cohort Studies
  • Dyslexia / diagnosis
  • Dyslexia / psychology*
  • Educational Status
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Interview, Psychological
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Male
  • Mental Disorders / diagnosis
  • Mental Disorders / psychology
  • Norway
  • Personal Satisfaction
  • Personality Inventory / statistics & numerical data
  • Psychometrics
  • Reference Values
  • Risk Factors
  • Social Perception