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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 16-21

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder: Knowledge and perception of dental care providers at Ajman


1 Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Pharmacy and Health Science, Ajman University, Ajman, United Arab Emirates
2 Unit of Restorative Dentistry, College of Dentistry, Ajman University, Ajman, United Arab Emirates
3 Consumer Product Safety Section, Public Health and Safety Department, Dubai Municipality, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Dr. Moyad Shahwan
Dr. Moyad Shahwan, Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Pharmacy and Health Science, Ajman University, Ajman.
United Arab Emirates
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jpbs.JPBS_119_19

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Aim: This study aimed to improve our understanding regarding attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) awareness among dental care providers of Ajman University (AU), and also to identify factors that are highly associated with an increased awareness toward ADHD. Materials and Methods: This is a cross-sectional survey study designed and carried out among convenience sample of dental care providers. The survey was carried out by using a self-administrated questionnaire. The questionnaire was composed into demographic, socioeconomic, and ADHD information. Results: The study shows low level of awareness toward ADHD. Moreover, participants who provided treatment for a patient with ADHD were found to show higher degree of awareness toward ADHD. Discussion: The existing results will be used in developing a well-planned program and clear polices to increase the level of awareness regarding ADHD.


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