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ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Published Jan 16, 2013 in Business & Management
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Objectives and Research Abstract

General Objectives

This seminar is conducted to enhance the knowledge, attitude and skills of student nurses in the care of the child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Specific Objectives

At the end of the 4-hour seminar, the participants will be able to;
Explain Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD); its etiology, signs and symptoms, and medical management. Outline effective nursing management skills in handling of children with ADHD through a nursing care plan especially designed to them.

Develop positive attitude towards providing holistic nursing care for children with this condition, integrating promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative care. Integrate 11 key areas of competencies in the care of the child with ADHD.

Research Abstract

Most common neurodevelopmental disorder of childhood.

Inattention Impulsivity Hyperactivity

failure to listen to instructions inability to organize oneself and school work fidgeting with hands and feet talking too much leaving projects, chores and homework unfinished having trouble paying attention to and responding to details.

Most commonly studied and diagnosed psychiatric disorder in children.

30% to 50% of those individuals diagnosed in childhood continuing to have symptoms into adulthood

Discovered by a physician Dr. Heinrich Hoffman in 1845

Global prevalence is estimated at 3-5% in people under the age of 19

North America appear to have a higher rate of ADHD than children in Africa and the Middle East.

Most common children behavioral disorder in the United States.

A classroom ranging from 20 to 30 children, at least one child has ADHD

Common among African-American children.

Boys are three times more likely than girls to develop attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD -Salynn Boyles of WebMD Health News

A biological parent or sibling with ADHD seems to raise a child’s chances to have it!

One-third of fathers who had ADHD in their youth may have a child with ADHD -National Institute of Mental Health

Higher among adoptive children than the general population.