Effectiveness of an Educational Program on Primary School Teachers’ Knowledge about Attention -Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders

Authors

  • Hassam M. Al-Amarei1 , Saja H. Mohamed2

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10535

Keywords:

Attention deficit/ hyperactivity disorder ,Teachers, knowledge , perception; Elementary school.

Abstract

The child is one of the most important assets of the nation, the future of mankind, the source of its true

power, the promotion and enhancement of the child’s life and welfare is also anchored on the moral

supervision and support given by his parents or guardians in order for a child to succeed, parents exert a

lot of influence on their child’s cognitive development in the early years, the investigator made an insight

into the aim of the study as follows: To determine the effectiveness of the teaching program on teachers

knowledge. The study was conducted on at governmental primary schools in Al-Najaf City/ Iraq. A total of

the (10) governmental primary schools selected randomly from total (253) governmental primary schools

in Al-Najaf City. A purposive (non- probability) sample of (70) primary school teachers’ were selected

from the candidate schools were included in the present study. During the period of 1st September 2018 to

20th February 2020. The data was collected by questionnaire which consisted of two main parts, first part

consists socio demographic sheet. Second part is about knowledge which consist of (31) items scale of

teachers’ knowledge about children with ADHD . Findings revealed confirmed that the teachers who not

attended for program about ADHD have poor level of knowledge pupils with attention -deficit/hyperactivity

disorder among elementary school teachers. While the teachers who attended for program about ADHD

have improve and increase knowledge about ADHD in phase two, and three. Thus, it is recommended for

responsible parties to notes the need for greater efforts to teachers should trained to recognize students with

behaviors problems / disorders in their classes to provide them with proper and timely education as well as

necessary referral for their assessment.

Author Biography

Hassam M. Al-Amarei1 , Saja H. Mohamed2

1 P.H.D.Student. Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, College of Nursing, University of Kufa , Iraq, 2 Prof.,

Psychiatric Nursing, College of Nursing, University of Babylon, Iraq

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

Hassam M. Al-Amarei1 , Saja H. Mohamed2. (2020). Effectiveness of an Educational Program on Primary School Teachers’ Knowledge about Attention -Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 1169-1173. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10535