Knowledge of Parents toward Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Baghdad City
Keywords:knowledge, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder,Parents
Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common psychiatric disorders in child and
teenage psychiatry. ADHD children are at risk for a school organization constrains a multimodal treatment
database1. This study surveys parent’s knowledge and attitudes towards attention deficit hyperactivity
disorder. The study aimed to assess the level of the knowledge and perspective for Parents who have
children with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. A non-probability, purposive sample of 75 child and
75 parents (40 mothers and 35 fathers), who had children with ADHD between the ages of (4 and 12) were
selected. A descriptive study was conducted at the Child Psychiatric Unit at Ibn Rushed Psychiatric Teaching
Hospital and Central Child Hospital Teaching in Baghdad City, from September8st to October 30th, 2017.
A questionnaire format used for data collection and constructed by the researcher to achieve the objectives
of the study. Reliability of questionnaires was estimated through a pilot study which was carried out for the
period from December 10th 2017 to December 30th 2017. Data were analyzed through the application of
descriptive statistical analysis and the application of inferential statistic. The results of the study indicate
that the ADHD parents are no significant association between father knowledge and ‘ socio-demographic
except income ,child age, gender and received medication which was correlated significantly at p-value 0.01
respectively. The researcher recommended that future researches should be directed toward teaching parents
and teacher to increase their knowledge about the ADHD and provide many strategies to help them to reduce
parents burden and coping .
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