Prevalence and predictors of depressive symptoms among caregivers of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder attending a tertiary care facility: a cross-sectional analytical study from Muscat, Oman

Al-Balushi, N., Al Shekaili, M., Al-Alawi, M., Al-Balushi, M., Panchatcharam, S.M. and Al-Adawi, S. 2019. Prevalence and predictors of depressive symptoms among caregivers of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder attending a tertiary care facility: a cross-sectional analytical study from Muscat, Oman. Early Child Development and Care. 189 (9), pp. 1515-1524. https://doi.org/10.1080/03004430.2017.1394850

TitlePrevalence and predictors of depressive symptoms among caregivers of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder attending a tertiary care facility: a cross-sectional analytical study from Muscat, Oman
TypeJournal article
AuthorsAl-Balushi, N., Al Shekaili, M., Al-Alawi, M., Al-Balushi, M., Panchatcharam, S.M. and Al-Adawi, S.
Abstract

A number of studies suggested that the rates of depression in Euro-American populations are higher among caregivers of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than typically developing children. There is a dearth of studies in this field among non-Western populations. This study attempts to explore the depressive symptoms’ prevalence and predictors among a systematic random sample of caregivers of children with a diagnosis of ADHD who sought consultation from a child and adolescent mental health services unit in Muscat. The prevalence and predictors of depressive symptoms were quantified using the Patient Health Questionnaire-9. Results showed that depressive symptoms are common among caregivers of children with ADHD in Oman. A binary regression analysis revealed that low income, being the only caregiver in the family and hyperactive/impulsive and combined types of ADHD were significant predictors of depression.

JournalEarly Child Development and Care
Journal citation189 (9), pp. 1515-1524
ISSN0300-4430
1476-8275
Year2019
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/03004430.2017.1394850
Web address (URL)https://doi.org/10.1080/03004430.2017.1394850
Publication dates
Published29 Jul 2019

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