Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder diagnosis amongst Latinos and other non-English speakers
by Zelones, Troy, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2013, 48; 1523075
Abstract (Summary)

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most common neurobehavioral disorder, and also among the most prevalent chronic health conditions affecting school-aged children. The literature states that Latinos are at a greater risk to have ADHD, yet the studies also show that they are less likely to be diagnosed. The Latino population in the United States is the fastest growing ethnicity. The main purpose of this study is to identify whether being Latino and/or speaking a primary language other than English in the home will decrease the likelihood of being diagnosed with ADHD. California Health Interview Survey 2007 Child questionnaire data were analyzed to discern if either being Latino and/or speaking a language other than English in the home had an effect on ADHD diagnosis for California children 11 years and under. Both hypotheses were found to decrease the likelihood of being diagnosed with ADHD. Results, conclusions and future suggestions were discussed.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Reynolds, Grace
Commitee: Acosta-Deprez, Veronica, Sinay, Tony
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Health Care Administration
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 52/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Health care management
Keywords:
Publication Number: 1523075
ISBN: 978-1-303-20279-7
Copyright © 2019 ProQuest LLC. All rights reserved. Terms and Conditions Privacy Policy Cookie Policy
ProQuest