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TitleThe diagnosis of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) : a survey of how professionals in Newfoundland make their diagnosis
AuthorParsons, Paul Leslie, 1968-
DescriptionThesis (M.Ed.)--Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1997. Education
Date1996
Paginationvii, 123 leaves : ill.
SubjectAttention-deficit hyperactivity disorder--Diagnosis
DegreeM.Ed.
Degree GrantorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Faculty of Education
DisciplineEducation
LanguageEng
NotesBibliography: leaves 96-106.
AbstractThe purpose of the study was to examine how children in Newfoundland are diagnosed with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Specifically, it will address professional perceptions of the definition, characteristics, causes, and the areas and methods of assessing AD/HD. Two hundred and nine questionnaires consisting of open and closed ended questions were sent out and 110 participants responded. Seventy surveys were used in the data analysis. Ten per cent of the neurologists, 29% of the paediatricians, 21% of the psychiatrists, and 38% of the psychologists responded. Results indicated that there is a general agreement among the different professionals regarding their perceptions of AD/HD. However, there are some discrepancies among the professionals' perceptions of assessing AD/HD and the reported practices. Although the return rate is reasonable, the sample may be biased by the higher number of psychologists that responded. The implications of these findings and suggestions for future research are discussed.
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Resource TypeElectronic thesis or dissertation
FormatImage/jpeg; Application/pdf
SourcePaper copy kept in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies, Memorial University Libraries
RightsThe author retains copyright ownership and moral rights in this thesis. Neither the thesis nor substantial extracts from it may be printed or otherwise reproduced without the author's permission.
CollectionElectronic Theses and Dissertations
Scanning StatusCompleted
PDF File(14.39 MB) -- http://collections.mun.ca/PDFs/theses/Parsons_PaulLeslie.pdf
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