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Quality of life in parents of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in Hong Kong, China
Xiang, YT1,2,3; Luk, ESL1; Lai, KYC1
2009
Source PublicationAUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY
ISSN0004-8674
Volume43Issue:8Pages:731-738
Abstract

Objective: There is no study on the quality of life (QOL) of parents of children with attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), although QOL is increasingly gaining more attention and the interactions between children and their parents are bi-directional. The aim of the present study was therefore to survey the QOL of parents of children with ADHD in Hong Kong, and explore the relationships of sociodemographic and clinical variables with QOL. Method: Seventy-seven parents ofchildren with ADHD were consecutively selected and the sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of the parents and their children were assessed. Results: Compared with the general population in Hong Kong, significantly lower scores in physical, psychological, social and environmental QOL domains were found in the parents of children with ADHD. On multivariate analysis, for the children with ADHD, the severity of emotional and hyperactivity/inattention symptoms, and having a comorbid pervasive developmental disorder were significantly correlated with one or more domains of QOL; while for the parents, educational level, household monthly income and having major medical conditions were significantly correlated with one or more domains of QOL. Conclusions: Parents of children with ADHD have low QOL and research is needed to understand the underlying problems.

KeywordAttention-deficit-hyperactivity Disorder Quality Of Life China
DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1080/00048670903001968
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
WOS Research AreaPsychiatry
WOS SubjectPsychiatry
WOS IDWOS:000268273500004
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionFaculty of Health Sciences
Affiliation1.Chinese Univ Hong Kong, Dept Psychiat, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Peoples R China
2.Capital Med Univ, Beijing Anding Hosp, Beijing, Peoples R China
3.Shatin Hosp, Dept Psychiat, Shatin, Hong Kong, Peoples R China
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Xiang, YT,Luk, ESL,Lai, KYC. Quality of life in parents of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in Hong Kong, China[J]. AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY,2009,43(8):731-738.
APA Xiang, YT,Luk, ESL,&Lai, KYC.(2009).Quality of life in parents of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in Hong Kong, China.AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY,43(8),731-738.
MLA Xiang, YT,et al."Quality of life in parents of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in Hong Kong, China".AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY 43.8(2009):731-738.
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