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The prevalence of ADHD among primary school children in an Arabian society.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16840595     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to identify Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders among primary school children in the State of Qatar. METHOD: A cross-sectional descriptive study is conducted from March 2004 to February 2005. A total of 2,000 primary school students, ages 6 to 12, are selected, and 1,541 students (77.1%) give consent to participate in this study. An Arabic questionnaire is used to collect the sociodemographic variables and a standardized Arabic version of the Conners' Classroom Rating Scale for ADHD symptoms. Of the students surveyed, 51.7% are males and 48.3% females. RESULTS: The data reveal that 112 boys (14.1%) and 33 girls (4.4%) scored above the cutoff for ADHD symptoms, thus giving an overall prevalence of 9.4%. Children who have a higher score for ADHD symptoms have school performance poorer than those with lower scores (p = .003). CONCLUSION: The study reveals that ADHD is found to be a common problem among school children in Qatar.
Authors:
Abdulbari Bener; Razna Al Qahtani; Ibrahim Abdelaal
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of attention disorders     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1087-0547     ISO Abbreviation:  J Atten Disord     Publication Date:  2006 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-07-14     Completed Date:  2006-10-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9615686     Medline TA:  J Atten Disord     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  77-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Hamad Medical Corporation, The University of Manchester, UK. abener@hmc.org.qa
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity / diagnosis,  epidemiology*
Catchment Area (Health)
Child
Cross-Sectional Studies
Demography
Female
Humans
Male
Prevalence
Qatar / epidemiology

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