Abstract Volume:5 Issue-8 Year-2017 Original Research Articles
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The American Psychiatric Association (2000) defined Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder as a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity - impulsivity that is more frequently displayed or more severe, than is typically observed in individuals at a comparable level of development. The aim of the study was to identify and estimate the undiagnosed cases of ADHD in school children and to create awareness about it amongst teachers and parents through an awareness program for appropriate referrals. The study was conducted on 110 children in the age group of 6-10yrs at schools of Bengaluru city based on the selection criteria. Data was collected using Vanderbilt ADHD Parent and teacher rating scales. The scores were tabulated and subjected to statistical analysis using McNamara test. Children with high risk of ADHD were identified. An awareness program was conducted to educate Parents and teachers about the simple home and school intervention strategies and to motivate them for appropriate referrals which would help in early medical intervention. Results revealed ADHD subtypes had significant behavioral and academic differences. 16.36% of children showed high risk for ADHD, out of which 10% were predominantly Attention deficit, 5.45% combination subtype and 0.91% predominantly hyperactive.
How to cite this article:Aisha Begum. 2017. Diagnosing the Undiagnosed ADHD Cases Using Vanderbilt Rating Scale.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 5(8): 81-87