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J Ardabil Univ Med Sci 2012, 12 - suppl: 87-94 Back to browse issues page
Prevalence of ADHD among the Students Residing in Dormitory of Ardabil University of Medical Sciences
Fariba Sadeghi Movahed, Parviz Molavi , Mehdi Samadzadeh, Bita Shahbazzadegan, Raheleh Askari Moghadam
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  Background & Objective: Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a heredity and psychological disorder that often continues to adulthood and causes great number of emotional, social, educational and occupational problem for college students. The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of ADHD among students residing in the dormitory of Ardabil University of Medical Sciences.

  Methods: In this cross sectional study, all students in the dormitory of Ardabil University of Medical Sciences were included. They filled the Self reporting Conner’s ADHD questionnaires. Data were extracted and analyzed with SPSS.

  Results: During this study, the prevalence of ADHD was 8.6 percent. The males show more involvement rate than females. The students with ADHD showed more incidences of smoking and psychotropic drug consumption.

  Conclusion: Due to the high prevalence of ADHD among the college students, early diagnosis and treatment of ADHD seems to be necessary.

Keywords: Student; Prevalence; Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder
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Type of Study: article | Subject: Special
Received: 2011/11/17 | Accepted: 2012/11/15 | Published: 2012/11/21

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