PREVALENCE OF ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER (ADHD) AMONG PRESCHOOLERS IN KOTTAYAM DISTRICT OF KERALA


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  • *S.R.SUKANYA and NISHA VIKRAMAN Department of Home Science, St. Teresa’s College (Autonomous), Mahatma Gandhi University, Ernakulam, Kerala- 682011

Keywords:

ADHD, Prevalence, pre-school children, Kottayam, Kerala

Abstract

The study aims to determine the prevalence and gender differences of attention deficit
hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among preschoolers residing in the Kottayam district of Kerala. A total
of 380 children aged between 4 and 5 years were selected through purposive sampling method from
government and private schools during the year 2020-21. Fifteen preschools were selected after
taking the consent of concerned authorities. Data was collected using the Vanderbilt ADHD rating
scale IV preschool version (McGoey et al., 2007). The result of the study showed that 6% (23) of
children had ADHD out of 380 children selected and this disorder was higher among boys with 3.4%
(13) and 2.6% (10) among girls. However, the hyperactivity-impulsive type was more prevalent in
boys and inattentive type in girls. Among the positive cases (23), children having hyperactivity type
were 4.2% (16), inattention was 1.3% (5) and combined type was 0.5% (2).

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21-02-2023

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*S.R.SUKANYA and NISHA VIKRAMAN. (2021). PREVALENCE OF ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER (ADHD) AMONG PRESCHOOLERS IN KOTTAYAM DISTRICT OF KERALA. The Journal of Research ANGRAU, 49(3), 58-63. https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/TJRA/article/view/133547

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