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Prevalence, gender distribution and presence of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder by certain sociodemographic characteristics among university students.

Panevska LS, Zafirova-Ivanovska B, Vasileva K, Isjanovska R, Kadri H - Mater Sociomed (2014)

Bottom Line: The study was done on a sample of 500 university students.The results of this screening study showed that in 184 (48.7%) respondents the symptoms of the disorder in the activity and attention were registered.Men more often than women have this kind of disorder.

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Affiliation: Disability and Insurance Fund of Republic Macedonia, Skopje, Macedonia.

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurobehavioral developmental disorder usually diagnosed in children, with appearance of the first symptoms before the age of seven years. The disorder is characterized by inattention and/or impulsivity and hyperactivity that can seriously affect many aspects of behavior and performance at school. Specific sociodemographic characteristics seem to contribute to the appearance of ADHD.

Material and methods: The study was done on a sample of 500 university students. For the measurement of ADHD symptoms, the ADHD Adult Self-report Scale was used and a specifically designed questionnaire for collecting sociodemographic data.

Results: The results of this screening study showed that in 184 (48.7%) respondents the symptoms of the disorder in the activity and attention were registered. ADHD is highly significant associated with gender (p = 0.0004). Men more often than women have this kind of disorder. Our results also showed that living and material conditions were not associated with a higher prevalence of ADHD.

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Figure 1: ADHD-gender distribution

Mentions: The research results show that the ADHD is highly significant associated with gender (p = 0.0004). Men more often than women have this kind of disorder. Gender distribution is shown in Table 1 and Figure 2 it notes that activity disorder and attention there in 61.4% of male respondents and 42.2% among female respondents.(Table 2 and Figure 1)


Prevalence, gender distribution and presence of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder by certain sociodemographic characteristics among university students.

Panevska LS, Zafirova-Ivanovska B, Vasileva K, Isjanovska R, Kadri H - Mater Sociomed (2014)

ADHD-gender distribution
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 1: ADHD-gender distribution
Mentions: The research results show that the ADHD is highly significant associated with gender (p = 0.0004). Men more often than women have this kind of disorder. Gender distribution is shown in Table 1 and Figure 2 it notes that activity disorder and attention there in 61.4% of male respondents and 42.2% among female respondents.(Table 2 and Figure 1)

Bottom Line: The study was done on a sample of 500 university students.The results of this screening study showed that in 184 (48.7%) respondents the symptoms of the disorder in the activity and attention were registered.Men more often than women have this kind of disorder.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Disability and Insurance Fund of Republic Macedonia, Skopje, Macedonia.

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurobehavioral developmental disorder usually diagnosed in children, with appearance of the first symptoms before the age of seven years. The disorder is characterized by inattention and/or impulsivity and hyperactivity that can seriously affect many aspects of behavior and performance at school. Specific sociodemographic characteristics seem to contribute to the appearance of ADHD.

Material and methods: The study was done on a sample of 500 university students. For the measurement of ADHD symptoms, the ADHD Adult Self-report Scale was used and a specifically designed questionnaire for collecting sociodemographic data.

Results: The results of this screening study showed that in 184 (48.7%) respondents the symptoms of the disorder in the activity and attention were registered. ADHD is highly significant associated with gender (p = 0.0004). Men more often than women have this kind of disorder. Our results also showed that living and material conditions were not associated with a higher prevalence of ADHD.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus