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ADHD i ett familjesammanhang - föräldrars perspektiv på orsaker och behandling

Beskow, Lotta LU and Hagmann, Ketty LU (2015) PPTR06 20151
Department of Psychology
Abstract
Given the paradigms which are currently predominant in child and adolescent psychiatry and the changes in the societal view of children’s psychological health, this study examined parental attitudes towards the causes of ADHD and if these were related to choices of treatment. The aim of the study was to determine whether there was a need for treatment which addressed more than just the ADHD symptoms of the child. The study was a questionnaire survey (N = 65) and targeted parents of children with ADHD or ADD diagnoses. Parental beliefs about the causes of ADHD were varied and generated complex descriptions in line with what other area-related research studies have shown. The study showed a weak correlation between parental beliefs about... (More)
Given the paradigms which are currently predominant in child and adolescent psychiatry and the changes in the societal view of children’s psychological health, this study examined parental attitudes towards the causes of ADHD and if these were related to choices of treatment. The aim of the study was to determine whether there was a need for treatment which addressed more than just the ADHD symptoms of the child. The study was a questionnaire survey (N = 65) and targeted parents of children with ADHD or ADD diagnoses. Parental beliefs about the causes of ADHD were varied and generated complex descriptions in line with what other area-related research studies have shown. The study showed a weak correlation between parental beliefs about ADHD and choice of treatment. The parents requested a wide range of professional help. Correlations were seen between parents’ goals and choice of treatment as well as between the rated well-being of parents and children and choice of treatment. Conclusions were made that there are grounds for providing different types of treatment for children with ADHD diagnoses and their families. A systemic view is helpful where the treatment provider needs to be able to satisfy a diversity of families with varying needs. Exploring the goals of each family member can be an important starting point for shared decision making. (Less)
Abstract (Swedish)
Mot bakgrund av rådande kunskapsparadigm inom barnpsykiatrin samt förändringar i samhällets syn på barns psykiska hälsa avsåg studien att undersöka föräldrars syn på orsaker till ADHD och om denna kunde kopplas till behandlingsönskemål. Avsikten var att utröna om det fanns ett behov av behandlingsinsatser som adresserade mer än barnets ADHD-problematik. Studien genomfördes som en enkätstudie (N = 65) och vände sig till föräldrar till barn med diagnoserna ADHD och ADD. Studien visade att föräldrars syn på orsakerna till ADHD varierade och bildade sammansatta kategorier i linje med de olika resultat som forskningen inom området visat. Det visades endast svaga samband mellan syn på orsaker till ADHD och önskemål om behandling. Föräldrarna... (More)
Mot bakgrund av rådande kunskapsparadigm inom barnpsykiatrin samt förändringar i samhällets syn på barns psykiska hälsa avsåg studien att undersöka föräldrars syn på orsaker till ADHD och om denna kunde kopplas till behandlingsönskemål. Avsikten var att utröna om det fanns ett behov av behandlingsinsatser som adresserade mer än barnets ADHD-problematik. Studien genomfördes som en enkätstudie (N = 65) och vände sig till föräldrar till barn med diagnoserna ADHD och ADD. Studien visade att föräldrars syn på orsakerna till ADHD varierade och bildade sammansatta kategorier i linje med de olika resultat som forskningen inom området visat. Det visades endast svaga samband mellan syn på orsaker till ADHD och önskemål om behandling. Föräldrarna efterfrågade ett brett spektrum av behandlingar. Samband framkom mellan föräldrars målsättningar och önskad behandling samt mellan föräldrars skattning av sitt eget och barnets mående och behandlingsönskemål. Utifrån detta drogs slutsatsen att det finns underlag för att erbjuda olika typer av behandling till barn med diagnosen ADHD och deras familjer. Ett systemiskt synsätt är hjälpsamt då behandlare behöver kunna tillgodose olika familjers skiftande behov och olika förutsättningar. Att utforska familjemedlemmars olika mål kan vara en viktig utgångpunkt för ett delat beslutsfattande. (Less)
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Beskow, Lotta LU and Hagmann, Ketty LU
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PPTR06 20151
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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ADHD, family therapy, systemic theory, parents, parental beliefs, treatment, goals, parental support, children, adolescents, shared decision making
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Swedish
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ketty.hagmann@gmail.com
lotta.beskow@gmail.com
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7870448
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2015-09-22 08:57:30
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  note         = {Student Paper},
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