Master's Theses

Date of Award

Summer 2001

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Psychology

Advisor

Kenneth Olson

Abstract

Research has suggested that children's knowledge and perceptions of health related issues contribute to the efficacy of health care intervention strategies and compliance (Berry et al., 1993; McElreath & Roberts, 1992; Potter & Roberts, 1984; Roberts et al., 1981; Santilli & Roberts, 1993). In addition, research regarding the Children's Health Belief Model (Bush & Ianotti, 1990), as well as logical assumptions, have indicated an influence of the child's primary caretaker in the child's formation of health beliefs. The current study evaluated overall trends in parent’s and children's knowledge and perceptions of Attention-Deficit I Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Thirty-one parent-child dyads (ages 6 to 17 years) completed an ADHD Knowledge and Perception Survey, which yielded findings reflecting a moderate relationship between parents' and children's perceptions of ADHD.

Rights

Copyright 2001 Kristen F. Malloy

Comments

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