Australian Aboriginal perspectives of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Loh, Pek Ru, Hayden, George, Vicary, David, Mancini, Vincent, Martin, Neilson, and Piek, Jan P. (2016) Australian Aboriginal perspectives of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 50 (4). pp. 309-310.

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Abstract

[Extract] The diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has been based on a western concept of health, a concern when considering a non-western culture such as Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The lack of statistical data on the extent of ADHD in the Aboriginal community is another concern, a situation similar to many other mental health problems in the Indigenous population. Furthermore, no Australian studies have mentioned specific information on the prevalence of ADHD in Aboriginal communities. The WA Aboriginal Child Health Survey, however, reported that Aboriginal children had a higher risk of hyperactivity problems (15.8%) when compared to 9.7% for non-Aboriginal children (Zubrick et al., 2005).

Item ID: 42485
Item Type: Article (Scholarly Work)
ISSN: 1440-1614
Funders: National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Curtin University (CU)
Projects and Grants: NHMRC Capacity Building Grant 533547, CU Internal Research Grant
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2016 23:50
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111701 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health @ 40%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111708 Health and Community Services @ 30%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111714 Mental Health @ 30%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9203 Indigenous Health > 920303 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Health System Performance (incl. Effectiveness of Interventions) @ 50%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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