ADHD attention deficit hyperactive disorder is a condition of the brain that makes it difficult for children to control their behavior .It is one of the most common chronic conditions of childhood. It affects 4 12 of school aged children about 3 times more boys than girls are diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactive disorder. ADHD attention deficit hyperactive disorder is a disorder make by an ongoing pattern of inattention and hyperactivity impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development. In this study a descriptive research design was used to assess the level of knowledge and attitude regarding attention deficit hyperactive disorder among 3rd year nursing students in a selected college of nursing in Lucknow with a view to develop an information booklet. Study result revealed that the majority of the subjects had good knowledge i.e. 50 , 30 of the subjects had average knowledge and 20 had poor knowledge regarding ADHD. Majority of the subjects 28 70 belong to the age group of 19 21 years, followed by 12 30 of the student belong to the age group of 22 24 year. In this study 5 12.50 were male and remaining 35 87.50 were female. The mean of knowledge score is 11.4 with SD 3.20415.The chi square test depict that education status of father and gender is associated with knowledge score, else no demographic variable shows any significant association with their demographic variable. In attitude score majority of the student 65 belong to the attitude score 21 40 had average attitude, 30 student belong to the attitude score 41 50 had good attitude and 5 student belong to the attitude score 1 20 had poor attitude regarding ADHD.The study results conclude that majority of the student has good knowledge and average attitude regarding ADHD. This study shows that there is a significant association between the level of knowledge with their demographic variables i.e. gender and father education .In attitude score there is a significant association between the level of knowledge and gender and age of 3rd year nursing student and there is no significant association between other demographic variables. Hence the curriculum needs to include behavior therapy for the health benefit of the students. The benefits of this study are that, by participating in the study, the students become aware of their existing knowledge and attitude regarding ADHD. Rajesh Singh | Adarsh Yadav | Basanti Kumari | Jyoti Patel | Khushi Verma | Rupal Gautam "A Descriptive Study to Assess the Level of Knowledge and Attitude Regarding Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)" Published in International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development (ijtsrd), ISSN: 2456-6470, Volume-5 | Issue-6 , October 2021, URL: https://www.ijtsrd.com/papers/ijtsrd46482.pdf Paper URL : https://www.ijtsrd.com/medicine/nursing/46482/a-descriptive-study-to-assess-the-level-of-knowledge-and-attitude-regarding-attention-deficit-hyperactive-disorder-adhd/rajesh-singh
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