The diagnosis of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) : a survey of how professionals in Newfoundland make their diagnosis

Parsons, Paul Leslie (1996) The diagnosis of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) : a survey of how professionals in Newfoundland make their diagnosis. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

The purpose of the study was to examine how children in Newfoundland are diagnosed with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Specifically, it will address professional perceptions of the definition, characteristics, causes, and the areas and methods of assessing AD/HD. Two hundred and nine questionnaires consisting of open and closed ended questions were sent out and 110 participants responded. Seventy surveys were used in the data analysis. Ten per cent of the neurologists, 29% of the paediatricians, 21% of the psychiatrists, and 38% of the psychologists responded. Results indicated that there is a general agreement among the different professionals regarding their perceptions of AD/HD. However, there are some discrepancies among the professionals' perceptions of assessing AD/HD and the reported practices. Although the return rate is reasonable, the sample may be biased by the higher number of psychologists that responded. The implications of these findings and suggestions for future research are discussed.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/5124
Item ID: 5124
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 96-106.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1996
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder--Diagnosis

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