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Three hundred and eight pupils in the age group 12-18 years were interviewed and examined. They had been diagnosed as having attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and learning disabilities (LD), and were attending a high school devoted to special education. Their classification into subgroups was as follows: ADHD - inattentive (I) = 22.1%,(More)
  • U Brook
  • Patient education and counseling
  • 1999
The present study compared AIDS knowledge, attitude and sources of information of 1724 students in three different high schools (academic, vocational and religious) in Holon. Forty-two percent of the students are anxious concerning the possibility of AIDS contamination; they expressed a willingness to be tested for HIV and AIDS. Pupils attending the(More)
Absence of children from school for either health or social reasons, can serve as a parameter for general well-being. Minimal school absence rates reflect a good physical and psycho-social status. The present survey compares the rate of absenteeism as a result of various diseases among 972 adolescent pupils in a high school. The average absenteeism of a(More)
The present study reports the results of knowledge and attitudes of 280 children (mean age = 6.9 +/- 0.75 years) towards cigarettes and smoking. Subjects were divided into two groups: (I) children of parents who smoked (n = 178) and (II) children whose parents did not smoke (n = 102). The scoring for knowledge in the topics of cigarettes, smoking and the(More)
Five hundred forty-three students participated in the study. The prevalence of ADHD according to criteria of DSM-4 among them was 15.2%, including three subgroups: ADHD (inattentive)- 9.7%, combined- 4.5%, and ADHD-hyperactivity-impulsivity (HI)- 1%. The prevalence of learning disability (LD) was 17.6%. The gender ratio in both groups (ADHD and LD) was(More)
The study was designed to investigate self esteem, modes of coping and interfamilial relationships of asthmatic children and adolescents. Fifty-one asthmatic children (mean age: 12.26 +/- 2.56 years; 57% boys and 43% girls) were questioned about psychological factors of self image, coping with stressful situations and family interaction. The data was(More)
The aims of the study were to investigate teachers' knowledge and attitudes towards attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and learning disabilities (LD). Forty-six high school teachers were interviewed in this regard. The 46 teachers were divided into two groups: 25 teachers taught at an academic school (School 1); and 21 teachers taught at(More)
Five hundred nine high school pupils from Holon (a city in the center of Israel) were surveyed about their consumption, knowledge and attitudes towards alcohol use and alcohol dependence. Two hundred fifty-nine pupils attended a vocational high school and 253 attended an academic high school. Forty percent of the pupils attending the academic school(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to determine if attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)/ learning disability (LD) adolescents are more prone to accidents and to investigate the parental mode of coping with that risk. METHODS One hundred and eight high school pupils diagnosed with ADHD/LD and studying in an institute of "special education"(More)
The purpose of this study was to establish whether a correlation exists between childrens birth weight and their scholastic achievements in high school. This correlation has previously only been investigated only in primary school children and it was felt that it would be interesting to observe whether schooling changed the known status. The records of 718(More)