Publication Date

5-1-2000

Degree Type

Master's Project

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Nursing

First Advisor

Virgil Parsons

Second Advisor

Phyllis M. Connolly

Abstract

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common neurophyschiatric syndrome which most commonly becomes apparent during the first few years of grade school. While it was previously thought that this disorder remitted before or during adolescence, it has become well established that many patients will have an illness course that persists well into adulthood. The purpose of this study was to determine the 10 most prominent symptoms of ADHD in the adult population. Using the Dunphy and Winland-Brown (1998) "Circle of Caring" conceptual framework and the Wender (1998) Utah Criteria Scale questionnaire, a convenience sample of females (N=l5) from northern California were surveyed. The data were analyzed to determine the 10 most prominent symptoms of ADHD.

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