Parents' Experiences Raising a Child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161260
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Parents' Experiences Raising a Child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Abstract:
Parents' Experiences Raising a Child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2003
Author:Strahm, Charlotte
Contact Address:2232 Goldring Road, LaPorte, IN, 46350, USA
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common neurobiological disorder estimated to affect 3%-11% of children leading to 30%-50% of child referrals for mental health services. Primary symptoms include diminished attention span, hyperactivity, and impulsivity and standard treatment includes psychostimulant medication and parent training. When standard treatment has been ineffective for reducing ADHD symptoms, clinicians often conclude that parents are not following through with treatment recommendations. Parents, however, tend to believe that clinicians do not understand the challenges of raising a child with ADHD. The purpose of this study is to describe parents’ experiences raising a child with ADHD and how their experiences differ from a matched group of parents raising a child without ADHD. Specifically, this study will examine differences in (a) parents’ perceptions of the impact of their child’s behavior on family functioning, (b) parenting stress, (c) effort required to complete daily routines, and (d) affective tone of family interactions during morning routines at home between families of children with and without ADHD. Patterson’s coercion theory will be used to guide this study. The convenience sample will include parents of children with ADHD receiving medication (n=25) and parents of children with no known physical/emotional disability (n=25) 7-10 years old matched on child age and gender. Parents will complete The Family Impact Questionnaire, The Parenting Stress Index, and a worksheet measuring parent effort required for the child to complete daily morning routines. Family interactions will be audiotaped during two consecutive mornings and coded for affective tone by raters blind to group assignment. Data will be analyzed comparing the two groups using t-tests and chi-square. Findings will be used to enhance clinician understanding of parents’ experiences raising a child with ADHD and inform the development of treatment protocols that will be more useful for families of children with ADHD. AN: MN030032
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleParents' Experiences Raising a Child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorderen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161260-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Parents' Experiences Raising a Child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder </td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Strahm, Charlotte</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">2232 Goldring Road, LaPorte, IN, 46350, USA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common neurobiological disorder estimated to affect 3%-11% of children leading to 30%-50% of child referrals for mental health services. Primary symptoms include diminished attention span, hyperactivity, and impulsivity and standard treatment includes psychostimulant medication and parent training. When standard treatment has been ineffective for reducing ADHD symptoms, clinicians often conclude that parents are not following through with treatment recommendations. Parents, however, tend to believe that clinicians do not understand the challenges of raising a child with ADHD. The purpose of this study is to describe parents&rsquo; experiences raising a child with ADHD and how their experiences differ from a matched group of parents raising a child without ADHD. Specifically, this study will examine differences in (a) parents&rsquo; perceptions of the impact of their child&rsquo;s behavior on family functioning, (b) parenting stress, (c) effort required to complete daily routines, and (d) affective tone of family interactions during morning routines at home between families of children with and without ADHD. Patterson&rsquo;s coercion theory will be used to guide this study. The convenience sample will include parents of children with ADHD receiving medication (n=25) and parents of children with no known physical/emotional disability (n=25) 7-10 years old matched on child age and gender. Parents will complete The Family Impact Questionnaire, The Parenting Stress Index, and a worksheet measuring parent effort required for the child to complete daily morning routines. Family interactions will be audiotaped during two consecutive mornings and coded for affective tone by raters blind to group assignment. Data will be analyzed comparing the two groups using t-tests and chi-square. Findings will be used to enhance clinician understanding of parents&rsquo; experiences raising a child with ADHD and inform the development of treatment protocols that will be more useful for families of children with ADHD. AN: MN030032 </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:18:29Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:18:29Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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