Prevalence of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in Bandarabbas primary school students in 2010

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Farah Moayedi 1 , * , Ali Reza Moayedi 2 , Ghazaleh Goli 3 , Yaghoub Hemedi 4

1 Assistant Professor Department of Psychiatry, Behavioral and Neurosciences Research Center, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

2 Assistant Professor Department of Pediatrics, Mother & Child Welfare Research Center, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

3 General Practitioner, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

4 Associate Professor Department of Parasitology, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

How to Cite: Moayedi F, Moayedi A R, Goli G, Hemedi Y. Prevalence of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in Bandarabbas primary school students in 2010, Hormozgan Med J. 2013 ; 17(3):e88139.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Hormozgan Medical Journal: 17 (3); e88139
Published Online: November 07, 2013
Article Type: Research Article
Received: July 01, 2012
Accepted: November 07, 2013

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Abstract

Introduction: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a disorder manifest in
early childhood with symptoms of hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention. The symptoms
affect functioning. ADHD has a wide range of prevalence and different prevalence had been
reported in the world. The purpose of this study was to determine prevalence of ADHD in
Bandar Abbas primary school students in 2010.
Methods: This cross-sectional study was performed on 800 primary students of Bandar
Abbas primary schools in 2010. The subjects were selected through a multistage random
sampling method. The data were collected using diagnostic criteria from the DSM-IV
questionnaire. We analyzed data using statistical tests such as chi-square and t-test.
Results: In this study, 400 male and 400 female pupils were under investigation. Average
age was 9±1.4 (mean ±Sd). Based on teacher's and parents reports 11.6% and 12.3% of
students were found to have ADHD, respectively. ADHD prevalence according to
agreement of both parents and teachers was 9.5%. Factors such as gender and poor
academic performance had significant association with ADHD (P<0.05), while age and
grade had not significant association with that.
Conclusion: ADHD in pupils of Bandar Abbas is estimated to have moderate prevalence
compared to other regions of Iran. Because of consequences of ADHD in individual,
screening children with poor academic performance seems to be necessary.

Keywords

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - Bandar Abbas - Students

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