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Research in Pediatrics & Neonatology

Parents’ Decision Regarding the Use of Medication Treatment to Control their Children’s Hyperactivity

  • Open or Close Farrag S1,2*

    1Department of Nursing, Umm Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia

    2Faculty of Nursing, Mansoura University, Egypt

*Corresponding author: Farrag S, Associate Professor at Faculty of Nursing, Umm Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia; Email:

Submission: September 01, 2017; Published: October 13, 2017

DOI: 10.31031/RPN.2017.01.000503

ISSN : 2576-9200
Volume1 Issue1


Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common neurobiological condition affecting 5-8 percent of school age children. In Saudia Arabia, a study reported that the majority (83.0%) of the hyperactive boys were from governmental schools, eighty percent of them were Saudi [1]. In Saudi Arabia there were researches about ADHD, some were related to Prevalence of ADHD in female school children [2], others were related to rates of adherence to pharmacological treatment, Epidemiologic, diagnostic and treatment perspectives [3] while no research explored parents’ decision making regarding child’s medical treatment. Therefore research investigators were interested to study parents’ decision making regarding treatment of hyperactivity and the type of treatment received by those children.

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