3000 Evaluation ferqency of ADHD in childhood asthma

Friday, 16 October 2015
Hall D1 Foyer (Floor 3) (Coex Convention Center)

Marzieh Heidarzadeh Arani, PHD , Pediatric, Shahid Beheshti, Kashan, Iran

Zohre Ghoreishi , Psychology, Kashan University of Medical Science, Iran


     Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder is one of the most common problems of children and adolescents and is a very common reason for visiting a pediatric psychologist or consultant. This disorder which has a profound effect on the lives of thousands of children and their families manifests in early childhood with symptoms of hyper activity, inattention and impulsivity. In studies conducted in western countries it has been pointed out that there is an association between ADHD symptoms and asthma in asthmatic children, and also the response to asthma treatment in children with ADHD is poor. This study is performed with the aim to evaluate the prevalence of ADHD in children referring to the clinic of Kashan Beheshti hospital.

 Material and Method:

     In this case- control study 206 children referred to the pediatric clinic of Kashan Beheshti hospital in the second half of 1388 were evaluated. Spirometery or peak flow metery was used for the diagnosis of ADHD. Using the SPSS software version 19, chi- square test and Fisher's exact test.  Result:

     It was found that the prevalence of ADHD in children with asthma is significant higher than control group and increases the risk about five fold more. It was also found that having ADHD does not have a significant correlation with the severity of asthma. Conclusion:

      It was found that asthma is one of the risk factors for developing ADHD, but ADHD is not related to the severity of asthma morbidity.


Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder, Asthma