Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD in DSM 5 A Trial for Cultural Adaptation in Bangladesh

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Shaheen Akhter | Sajani Akter | Mir Ayesha Akter | Sadia Afrin | Tanmi Akhter

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The aim of this study was to adapt Attention deficiency hyperactivity disorder criteria in DSM 5 for measuring ADHD level of children of Bangladesh. Data were collected from 238 students ages between 5 to 17 years of three different schools of Dhaka city. Psychometric properties were measured through Cronbachs alpha 0.748 , split half 0.785 , test retest 0.793 , which were satisfactory, respectively at 0.05, 0.05 and 0.01 level of significance. The demonstration of construct validity with Conners Parent Rating Scale CPRS R was 0.659 also satisfactory. Thus psychometric results support that ADHD criteria in Bangla is suitable for use in Bangladeshi context. Mental health professionals can use Bangla adapted ADHD criteria as a useful tool to assess childrens attention deficiency and hyperactivity. Shaheen Akhter | Sajani Akter | Mir Ayesha Akter | Sadia Afrin | Tanmi Akhter "Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in DSM-5: A Trial for Cultural Adaptation in Bangladesh" Published in International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development (ijtsrd), ISSN: 2456-6470, Volume-3 | Issue-3 , April 2019, URL: Paper URL:

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Adaptation, Attentiondeficiency, Hyperactivity, mentalhealthworkers
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