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Knowledge of Teachers Regarding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Author Affiliations

  • 1Community Health Nursing, Swami Rama Himalayan University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
  • 2Community Health Nursing, Swami Rama Himalayan University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
  • 3Community Health Nursing, Swami Rama Himalayan University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
  • 4Community Health Nursing, Swami Rama Himalayan University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
  • 5Community Health Nursing, Swami Rama Himalayan University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
  • 6Community Health Nursing, Swami Rama Himalayan University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
  • 7Community Health Nursing, Swami Rama Himalayan University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 7, Issue (7), Pages 19-21, July,2 (2018)

Abstract

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a psychiatric disorder characterised by low level of attention and high level of activity which affect school performance of children. The aim of the present study was to assess the knowledge of primary school teachers regarding ADHD among children. This cross sectional study was done on 47 teachers who were selected by convenient sampling technique from three randomly selected primary schools. Data was collected by self prepared tool, tool has two sections: Section I socio-demographic variables and section II was structured knowledge questionnaire regarding ADHD. Result shows that most of the teachers 62% had average knowledge regarding ADHD.

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