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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2018, Volume : 8, Issue : 3
First page : ( 399) Last page : ( 402)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2018.00082.4

A Descriptive Study to assess the knowledge regarding ADHD among primary school teachers in selected schools of district Mohali with a view to develop informational booklet

Kaur Gurvir1,*, Nitakumari Khoinaijam2

1M. Sc Nursing (Child Health Nursing), Mata Sahib Kaur College of Nursing, Mohali, Punjab, India

2Associate Professor, Mata Sahib Kaur College of Nursing, Mohali, Punjab, India

*Corresponding Author Email: sidhu4jatti@gmail.com

Online published on 24 October, 2018.

Abstract

The study aimed to assess the level of knowledge regarding ADHD among primary school teachers in selected schools of district Mohali with a view to develop informational booklet. A quantitative approach with descriptive design was adopted. By purposive sampling technique 100 primary school teachers were selected from selected schools of district Mohali. Modified knowledge of attention deficit disorders scale (KADDS) was used to collect data from primary school teachers in selected schools of district Mohali. Findings of the study showed that majority 42% of the samples were in the age group of 35–44 years, 60% of the samples were females, 71% of the samples had done B. Ed, 50% of the samples were having more than 5 years of work experience, 83% of the samples were from government organization, 56% of the samples did not have any previous knowledge regarding ADHD, 15% of the samples have source of information through television, 87% of the samples have not seen any child diagnosed with ADHD. The majority of primary school teachers had poor level of knowledge 56%. There was significant association between level of knowledge with previous knowledge regarding ADHD and have you seen any child diagnosed with ADHD.

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Keywords

Knowledge, Primary school teachers, informational booklet, ADHD, KADDS.

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