ERIC Number: ED197541
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Factors Associated with Children's Adherence to Stimulant Medication.
Seventy-six hyperactive children (5 to 9 years old) and their families were studied to assess adherence to stimulant medication. Twenty families rejected the offer of treatment. Of those accepting, 20% were no longer taking medication by the fourth month and 44 had ceased by the tenth month. Nonadherence was generally not due to dramatic symptom remission. Several child and parental characteristics were related to adherence. Findings are discussed in relation to the unique nature of using medication to treat behavior problems and the difficulty of carrying out long term studies of the effects of psychopharmacological agents with children. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ontario Ministry of Health, Toronto.
Authoring Institution: N/A