Saudi children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and their assessment of teachers' knowledge
Author(s): M Zakirulla*, Naif Sultan R Alruwaili, Danah Sultan R Alruwaili, Demah Saleh M Alharthi, Aisha Ali M Alammari, Dhafer Mohammed D Alshehri, Abdullah Saeed M Al Sanah, Faris Ali S Alqahtani, Saeed Hadi Saeed Al afra, Najeeb M Alqahtani, Raneem Ahmed Al Bin Ali, Nasser Mohammad S Alshahrani, Muath Ali A Hakami, Ibrahim Abdullah Asiri
Aims: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is really a medical condition that effect on children and adults. To identify the teachers' knowledge and attitude regarding ADHD is vital for this progression of psycho-academic and exercising methods for teachers. The present cross-sectional study was conducted among male school teachers to know the knowledge and awareness of ADHD. Methods: A Structured questionnaire was distributed among 120 school teachers. The questionnaire component consists of 7 multiple-choice questions regarding the symptoms of ADHD, 5 queries regarding the etiology of the issue, 5 questions regarding the therapy, and 6 queries concerning the outcomes of ADHD. Data was collected and statistical analysis done. Results: Their mean age was 38.38 ± 5.77 years, ranging from 25 to 58 years, with a mean level of teaching experience of 12.63 ± 4.11 years. The teachers' understanding was more specific regarding the symptoms of ADHD (73%), accompanied by their consequence's knowledge of ADHD (64.9%). A mean of 61.1% and 56.8% of teachers offered appropriate answers concerning the etiology and therapy for the problem, respectively. Conclusion: Concluded that teachers got satisfactory knowledge of ADHD and suggested they should improve even more knowledge on its causes, symptoms, and treatment to boost the educational functionality of students.