Prevalence of adulthood attention deficit / hyperactivity symptoms in students of Sistan and Balouchestan University

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Noor mohammad Bakhshani 1 , Mahvash Raghibi 2 , samaneh babaei 3 , *

1 Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology, Research Center for Childrens and Adolescents Health, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Zahedan, Iran.

2 Assistant Professor of General Psychology, School of Education and Psychology, Sistan and Baluchestan University, Zahedan, Iran.

3 MSc Student of General Psychology, School of Education and Psychology, Sistan and Baluchestan University, Zahedan, Iran.

How to Cite: Bakhshani N M, Raghibi M, babaei S. Prevalence of adulthood attention deficit / hyperactivity symptoms in students of Sistan and Balouchestan University, Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2011 ; 13(7):e93815.

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Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 13 (7); e93815
Published Online: May 20, 2011
Article Type: Research Article
Received: May 20, 2010
Accepted: July 13, 2010

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Abstract

Background: The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of attention deficit/ hyperactivity disorder in students of Sistan and Balouchestan University.

 

 

Materials and Method: This cross sectional study was performed during second educational semester (2010). The sample included 403 students of Sistan and Balouchestan university who were selected by non random sampling after filling two questionnaires, including the demographic characteristics questionnaire and the Canner′s adult               attention –deficit/hyperactivity (CAARS-S:OV) questionnaire. To analyze data we used SPSS-16 software.

 

 

Results: Based on test scores of Canner′s adult test, results showed about 39 students (9.7%) in inattention-memory index and 32 students (7.9%) in the hyperactivity index had higher or much higher scores than average. In addition, 27 students (6.7%) and 38 others (9.4%) had higher or much higher scores in impulsivity-emotional index and problem with self concept, respectively.

 

 

Conclusion: According to the results, we suggest that the symptoms of hyperactivity and attention deficit are common among university students of Sistan and Balouchestan. For preventing educational problems and high risk behaviors such as drug use, further studies and appropriate preventive and treatment programs highly recommended

Keywords

Prevalence ADHD students

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