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Background: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a condition characterized by impulsivity, inattention, or hyperactivity that impairs functioning in at least two settings, typically at home and school. As a result, this study evaluated parents’ knowledge, perceptions, and attitudes toward children with ADHD.

Method: The study’s research design was a descriptive survey. The study used a sample size of 286 parents from Seventh-day Adventist churches in Lagos.

Results: Parents’ substantial knowledge of children with ADHD was established by the first research goal. According to the second research goal, respondents’ perceptions of their children with ADHD were unfavorable (AM=2.33, SD=0.98). The outcome of the third research objective (AM=2.39, SD=0.98) revealed that the respondents’ attitudes toward children with ADHD were unfavorable. The study found that although parents are aware of the challenges faced by children with ADHD, their attitudes and perceptions of these children remain unfavorable.

Conclusion: This study suggests that to help parents learn new techniques to support their children with ADHD and manage stress and frustration, they should join a support group or seek professional help from a therapist or social worker.


Knowledge Perception Attitude ADHD Parents

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Author Biographies

Mercy O. Omozusi , Babcock University, Nigeria

Mercy Omosefe Omozusi is a senior lecturer at Babcock University in Ogun State, Nigeria. She holds a master's degree in social work with a specialization in healthcare and a PhD in Medical Sociology/Anthropology and Social Work. She is a fellow of the Institute of Management and Policy Development. Her research interests include adolescent mental health, social equality, migration, population studies, and psychotherapy.

Oluwapelumi Cita Obebe, Babcock University, Nigeria

Oluwapelumi Cita Obebe holds a bachelor's degree and is currently serving in the Nigerian National Youth Service Corps. She aspires to pursue a master's degree in medical social work. Her research interests include family and children's healthcare, psychosocial support, and migration.

How to Cite
Omozusi, M. O., & Obebe , O. C. (2024). Assessment of the Knowledge, Perception, and Attitude of Parents Towards Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Pan-African Journal of Health and Environmental Science, 3(1), 108–123.


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