Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder among school children in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.

@article{Kashala2005AttentionDA,
  title={Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder among school children in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.},
  author={Esp{\'e}rance Kashala and Thorkild Tylleskar and Irene Bircow Elgen and Kazadi T Kayembe and Kristian Sommerfelt},
  journal={African health sciences},
  year={2005},
  volume={5 3},
  pages={172-81}
}
OBJECTIVES To estimate the prevalence and determinants of attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms among school children in Kinshasa, an African urban setting. METHODS The 18-items of the Disruptive Behaviour Disorder rating scale (DBD), which is based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for mental disorders 4(th) edition (DSM-IV), were used to investigate the presence of ADHD symptoms. Parents interviews, using a questionnaire specially designed for the study, were… CONTINUE READING

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