Fearful versus loving parents: a cross-sectional study in Mysuru city to assess influence of parenting style on ADHD

Authors

  • Vijaylakshmi Rao Vadaga Department of Community Medicine, JSS Medical College, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research Mysuru, Karnataka, India
  • M. R. Narayana Murthy Department of Community Medicine, JSS Medical College, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research Mysuru, Karnataka, India
  • Sunil Kumar D. Department of Community Medicine, JSS Medical College, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research Mysuru, Karnataka, India https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8755-3975
  • Rakesh M. Department of Community Medicine, JSS Medical College, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research Mysuru, Karnataka, India https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8829-4028

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20232388

Keywords:

ADHD, Childhood, Impulsive, Neurodevelopmental disorder, Parenting styles

Abstract

Background: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common childhood neurodevelopmental disorder. There are various genetic and social factors implicated in the development of ADHD. One of the factors is parenting style. Thus, the present study was undertaken to assess the various parenting styles present in the population and the statistical association between parenting style and ADHD prevalence.

Methods: A cross- sectional study among 470 primary school students was undertaken in Mysuru district. Oral assent from students and written consent from parents was obtained for collection of data. Data was entered in MS Excel and analysed using Chi- square/Fisher's Exact test. p<0.05 was considered to be statistically significant.

Results: The present study found that majority of mothers and fathers were supportive towards their children, 260 (56.4%) and 246 (53.02%) respectively. It was found that majority of the parents 324 (68.93%) preferred to sit down and reason with their children. ADHD scores for inattention showed a statistical significance with father’s parenting style (p= 0.044). However, mother’s parenting style did not show any association with ADHD scores.

Conclusions: The development of regular, structured parent management programmes would be helpful in improving parents' knowledge about ADHD children and changing their attitudes towards them.

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Published

2023-07-29

How to Cite

Vadaga, V. R., Murthy, M. R. N., D., S. K., & M., R. (2023). Fearful versus loving parents: a cross-sectional study in Mysuru city to assess influence of parenting style on ADHD. International Journal Of Community Medicine And Public Health, 10(8), 2908–2912. https://doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20232388

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