Knowledge of Parents toward Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Baghdad City


  • Iman H. Alwan



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 .

Author Biography

  • Iman H. Alwan

    Lecturer, Department of Psych. Nursing, College of Nursing, University of Baghdad, Baghdad City, Iraq




How to Cite

Knowledge of Parents toward Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Baghdad City. (2020). Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 1531-1534.