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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and elementary teachers awareness

Taghi Badeleh, M. (2013) Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and elementary teachers awareness. Journal of Medical Sciences (Faisalabad), 13 (8). pp. 829-833. ISSN 16824474 (ISSN)

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Abstract

About 8.7% of children suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and 20 to 30% of them have learning disability. Since elementary teacher is the first one who recognize this problem, we aimed at evaluating Teachers Knowledge about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. In this descriptive-analytic study, the subjects were 245 elementary teachers selected via stratified random sampling. Having their consent, they were interviewed using a few open-ended questions validated by psychiatrist and psychologist. We encoded the data, considering DSMIV 18-point criteria and analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics. Of 245, 190 (77.55%) are state teachers and 55 (22.45%) are non-state teachers. The teachers are males (60; 24.5%) and females (185; 75.5%). One hundred and ten (45.83%)) do not know about the cause of this disorder. The mean score of both state (1.91) an non-state (2.18) is very low. There is no significant difference between Teachers knowledge and variables such as school, gender and record of sendees (p≤0.05), but it is meaningful for level of education (p≤0.05). Teachers knowledge results in rapid recognizing of ADHD children and consequently preventing from educational and social difficulties; therefore, we recommend holding some in-service training workshop for teachers.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Unmapped bibliographic data: LA - English [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - J. Med. Sci. [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hyperactivity, Impulsivity, Inattention, Knowledge, Teachers, academic achievement, article, attention deficit disorder, awareness, controlled study, descriptive research, DSM-IV, educational status, female, gender, human, interview, Iran, male, open ended questionnaire, primary school, professional knowledge, psychiatrist, psychologist, scoring system, teacher, workshop
Subjects: مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
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Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2015 04:38
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2016 08:49
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1831

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