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ISRN Pediatrics
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 709653, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2011/709653
Research Article

Prevalence of ADHD Symptoms amonge Male Preschoolers Based on Different Informants in Ahvas City of Iran

Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Golestan Avenue, 418 Gelayol Alley, Ostadan Street, Ahvaz 61357 33118, Iran

Received 19 July 2011; Accepted 28 August 2011

Academic Editor: C. D. Berkowitz

Copyright © 2011 Ashraf Tashakori and Razieh Afkandeh. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Background. This cross-sectional study evaluated rate of reported ADHD symptoms among male preschoolers in Ahvaz by different informants and rate of their agreement. Method. One hundred ninety-two 5-6-year old boys from nine kindergartens in Ahvaz were selected. Teacher and parents' Conners ADHD rating scales were used. Findings. For 133 children, questionnaires were returned. Prevalence of children with positive questionnaire was 24.06%, with only parent questionnaire was 4.51%, with only teacher questionnaire was 17.29%, and with both informants was 2.25%. Teacher-parent agreement was low ( 𝑃 = 0 . 0 0 0 1 ). Conclusions. ADHD symptoms are frequently reported by informants and may be more reported by teachers than parents and teacher-parent agreement may be low. Interview with different informants and observation of child behavior are needed for documentation of diagnosis.