Enhancement of Coping Patterns among Parents of Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Authors

  • Nabila Atallah Attia Moawad
  • Ghada Mohamed Mourad
  • Fatma Ata

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i4.16987

Keywords:

Parents of children with ADHD,Stress, Coping patterns, Educational program

Abstract

Background: Families of children with ADHD encounter greater difficulties such as family conflict,
negative parent- child relationship, higher rates of parent stress and ineffective coping. The aimof study:
was to enhancement of coping patterns among parents of children with ADHD. Study design: a quasiexperimental
design was utilized to conduct this study. Setting: This study was conducted at Pediatric
Out-Patient Clinic atEl-Abbassia hospital for psychiatric and mental health.Method: convenient sample of
50 parents were chosen for conducting this study. Data collection tools:(1) Socio demographic and clinical
characteristics data for children and their parents.(2)Parental stress scale. (3)Ways of coping Questionnaire.
Results: the present study revealed that there were highly statistically significant differences between preand
post- program of parental stress regarding level of stress, there were highly statistically significant
improvement between post-program compared to pre –program regarding coping patterns of the parents
have children with ADHD. Conclusion: parents of children with ADHD had high level of stress, which
decreased after implementation of the educational program with a highly statistical significant difference.In
addition to the current study revealed that after the intervention there were improvements in coping patterns
of parents. Recommendations: Continuous education programs and counseling are important to improve
parents’ adjustment toward care of their ADHD children.

Author Biographies

Nabila Atallah Attia Moawad

PhD, Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing department, Faculty of Nursing, Ain Shams University

Ghada Mohamed Mourad

Professor of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Department, Faculty of Nursing, Ain Shams University

Fatma Ata

Assistant Professor of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Department, Faculty of Nursing, Ain Shams University

Published

2021-08-16

How to Cite

Nabila Atallah Attia Moawad, Ghada Mohamed Mourad, & Fatma Ata. (2021). Enhancement of Coping Patterns among Parents of Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(4), 1939-1947. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i4.16987