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ERIC Number: EJ866913
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1087-0547
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: A Survey on Prevalence Rate among Male Subjects in Elementary School (7 to 9 Years Old) in Iran
Talaei, Ali; Mokhber, Naghmeh; Abdollahian, Ebrahim; Bordbar, Mohammad Reza Fayyazi; Salari, Elham
Journal of Attention Disorders, v13 n4 p386-390 2010
Objective: Because there have been a few studies on the prevalence of ADHD in Iran, assessment of its prevalence seems to have a great impact on the physicians approach toward its diagnosis and management. Method: This study listed all the schools in Mashhad and chose 12, including 24 classes and 714 students by stratified cluster sampling. A total of 72 children were selected randomly for pilot study. Their parents and teachers filled the 10-item Conners' questionnaire for ADHD separately. Clinical interview was based on "DSM-IV" criteria. Students with the total scores higher than the cut-off point 23 were selected for interview. Results: A total of 109 students out of 714 schoolboys had ADHD (15.27% [plus or minus] 2.64%). The subgroups' prevalence rates were as follows: attention deficit (AD) = 4.62%, hyperactive impulsive (HI) = 5.32%, and combined type (CT) = 5.32%. Conclusion: Frequency of ADHD among Iranian schoolboys is more than that in many countries. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Iran