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Certain Analysis on Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Among Elementary Level School Children in Indian Scenario

  • R. Catherine Joy
  • T. Mercy Prathyusha
  • K. Tejaswini
  • K. Rose Mary
  • M. Mounika
  • S. Thomas GeorgeEmail author
  • Anuja S. Panicker
  • M. S. P. Subathra
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 750)

Abstract

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental condition encompassing symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity that interfere with a child’s daily functioning prevailing around the world. In this work, the children of 6–10 years were chosen from six different schools in Coimbatore under Thondamuthur union. It helps us to identify the prevalence of ADHD in primary school children relating to gender difference, socioeconomic status, and also the presence of co-morbid factors that have an effect on their academic performance. The Vanderbilt ADHD diagnosis rating scale questionnaire was given to teachers and 950 elementary school children in Coimbatore to assess the ADHD symptoms from the samples (526 boys and 424 girls) were employed in this study. The IBM Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) software version 20 was accustomed to categorize the prevalence of ADHD. There were 58.17% bright learners, 27.61% average learners, and 14.23% slow learners. Concerning attention symptoms 12.5% of students have attention symptoms to school works, 11.91% has difficulty sustaining attention to tasks or activities. The results shows a high prevalence of ADHD among primary school children mostly among males than females. This study indicates the importance of early identification and intervention by doctors. Information assortment and storing the big data hubs pertains to such disorders might be the new challenge of the long run health applications.

Keywords

ADHD Vanderbilt questionnaire SPSS software 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Catherine Joy
    • 1
  • T. Mercy Prathyusha
    • 1
  • K. Tejaswini
    • 1
  • K. Rose Mary
    • 1
  • M. Mounika
    • 1
  • S. Thomas George
    • 1
  • Anuja S. Panicker
    • 2
  • M. S. P. Subathra
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical SciencesKarunya Institute of Technology and SciencesCoimbatoreIndia
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryP. S. G. Institute of Medical Sciences and ResearchCoimbatoreIndia

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