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標題:Barriers to Seeking Help among Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Taiwan
學年103
學期1
出版(發表)日期2014/12/01
作品名稱Barriers to Seeking Help among Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Taiwan
作品名稱(其他語言)
著者Ruu-Fen Tzang;Yue-Cune Chang;Chiao-Chicy Chen
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出版者
著錄名稱、卷期、頁數Asia-Pacific Psychiatry 6(4), pp.373-378
摘要Background
This study explores barriers to seeking help for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in Taiwan.

Methods
The caregivers (mainly mothers) of 104 children with ADHD were evaluated on an outpatient basis. The mean age of the ADHD children was 9.47 ± 1.97 years. Sociodemographic data and barriers related to seeking help were collected, including age, sex, multiple medical care seeking and parents' attitude toward the use of stimulants. The intensity of the barriers to seeking help was compared between good and/or poor compliance groups.

Results
Those who took methylphenidate (MPH) regularly are less likely engage in multiple medical care seeking (P < 0.05) and are more likely to choose to seek help from a child psychiatrist as a first response to symptoms (P < 0.05). Boys with ADHD favored medical MPH treatment when seeking help. ADHD children of mothers with a higher education were more likely to refuse psychiatric treatment in the initial stage and seek alternative treatment such as sensory integration training.

Discussion
There is a need to clarify how the misdiagnosis of ADHD as sensory integration dysfunction may impede seeking effective mental health care. Policy makers should enhance the understanding of parents with children with ADHD to increase treatment effectiveness and adherence.
關鍵字attention deficit hyperactivity disorder;help seeking;sensory integration
語言英文(美國)
ISSN1758-5864;1758-5872
期刊性質國外
收錄於SCI;
產學合作
通訊作者
審稿制度
國別美國
公開徵稿
出版型式,電子版,紙本
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