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Al-Sharbati, Marwan M.; Zaidan, Ziad A. J.; Dorvlo, Atsu S. S.; Al-Adawi, Samir – Journal of Attention Disorders, 2011
Background: There is a dearth of studies describing the characteristics of ADHD among schoolchildren attending child psychiatry clinics in the Arab world. Most of the previous quests have focused on community surveys or themes that hampered international comparison. Aim: This study screened for the presence of ADHD as well as investigates the…
Descriptors: Educational History, Mental Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Arabs
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Pierrehumbert, Blaise; Bader, Michel; Thevoz, Sara; Kinal, Anna; Halfon, Olivier – Journal of Attention Disorders, 2006
Objective: The sensitivity and tolerance regarding ADHD symptoms obviously differ from one culture to another and according to the informants (parents, teachers, or children). This stimulates the comparison of data across informants and countries. Method: Parents and teachers of more than 1,000 school-aged Swiss children (5 to 17 years old) fill…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Hyperactivity, Attention Deficit Disorders, Psychiatry
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Sollie, Henrik; Larsson, Bo; Mørch, Willy-Tore – Journal of Attention Disorders, 2013
Objective: To explore the significance of adding father ratings to mother and teacher ratings in the assessment of ADHD symptoms in children. Method: The ADHD Rating Scale-IV, the Child Behavior Checklist, and the Teacher Report Form were filled out by all three informants for a sample of 48 clinically referred children (79% boys) aged 6 to 15 (M…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Mother Attitudes, Father Attitudes, Patients
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Aebi, Marcel; Metzke, Christa Winkler; Steinhausen, Hans-Christoph – Journal of Attention Disorders, 2010
Objective: The present study aimed at testing the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) including an adapted five-item "DSM"-Oriented Attention Problem Scale for predicting attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD). Methods: CBCL ratings were made both in a community sample (N = 390) and an outpatient child psychiatric sample (N = 392).…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Child Behavior, Measures (Individuals)
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Limbers, Christine A.; Ripperger-Suhler, Jane; Boutton, Kelly; Ransom, Daniel; Varni, James W. – Journal of Attention Disorders, 2011
Objective: To evaluate health-related quality of life (HRQOL) from the perspective of children with ADHD and their parents being seen in a Pediatric Clinic in comparison to healthy children and children with ADHD being seen in a Psychiatric Clinic. Method: Participants were children with a physician diagnosis of ADHD ages 5-18 years and their…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Rating Scales, Patients
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Kousha, Maryam; Shahrivar, Zahra; Alaghband-rad, Javad – Journal of Attention Disorders, 2012
Objective: To assess the pattern of substance use disorder (SUD) in adolescents with and without history of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) using an Iranian sample in the context of a cultural background and drug availability is differing from Western countries. Method: In this case-control study, the participants were interviewed…
Descriptors: Identification, Risk, Smoking, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
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Ghanizadeh, Ahmad; Mohammadi, Mohammad Reza; Moini, Rozita – Journal of Attention Disorders, 2008
Objective: To study the psychiatric comorbidity of a clinical sample of children with ADHD and the psychiatric disorders in their parents. Method: Structured psychiatric interviews assessing lifetime psychiatric disorders by "DSM-IV" criteria, using the Farsi version of the Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia. Results: The…
Descriptors: Parent Influence, Psychiatry, Schizophrenia, Emotional Disturbances
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Almeida Montes, Luis Guillermo; Hernandez Garcia, Ana Olivia; Ricardo-Garcell, Josefina – Journal of Attention Disorders, 2007
Objective: The prevalence of ADHD in the general adult population has been estimated to be about 4.4%. However, few studies exist in which the prevalence of ADHD in psychiatric adult outpatient samples has been estimated. These studies suggest that the prevalence is higher than in the general population. The objective of this study is to estimate…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Incidence, Drinking, Psychopathology
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Lien, My T.; Carlson, John S.; Hunter-Oehmke, Shana; Knapp, Kelly A. – Journal of Attention Disorders, 2007
Objective: Children's behavior at school often leads to parental interest in seeking physician treatment. This study examines teachers' knowledge and perceptions of psychotropic drug use in schools. Method: Structured interviews were conducted with 27 general education teachers from a diverse representation of elementary schools within central…
Descriptors: Drug Use, Drug Therapy, Teachers, Interviews