ERIC Number: ED135175
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-May
Reference Count: 0
How Many Children in District 4J are Receiving Medication for "Hyperactivity"?
Eugene School District 4J, OR. Div. of Research, Development, and Evaluation.
Reported is a study on the number of elementary grade children in the Eugene, Oregon, school district taking medication for hyperactivity, the process of identification of these children, and the extent and kind of prescription drugs used. Each of 15 elementary school nurses was contacted and information from biannual health forms was compiled. Reported results indicated that 145 children were receiving medication (of which 81% were male), that most children received Ritalin, that many children had been receiving medication for over 2 years, and that three doctors accounted for most of the prescriptions. It is concluded that the percentage of children identified as hyperkinectic in the Eugene school district is comparable to other empirically demonstrated percentages. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Eugene School District 4J, OR. Div. of Research, Development, and Evaluation.