Navigation Links
Parents survey: Perceptions of the duration of their child's ADHD medication
Date:11/9/2007

Washington, DC November 9, 2007 Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPGY, TSX: SHQ), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, yesterday announced results of a national survey where 60 percent of 121 mothers reported their 6 to12 year old childs once-daily Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) medication stopped working before 6 p.m. The survey findings report the perceptions of 500 parents of children with ADHD regarding the duration of effectiveness of their childs once-daily stimulant or non-stimulant ADHD medication and were presented yesterday at the 2007 Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) Annual Conference.

This survey was conducted via Internet interviews of 249 parents of children with ADHD aged 6 to 12 years (125 took stimulant medications and 124 children took non-stimulant medications) and 251 parents of adolescents aged 13 to 17 years (126 took stimulant medications and 125 took non-stimulant medications). The children of the surveyed parents took their ADHD medication once daily in the morning.

Results of the survey found that among the 249 parents of children aged 6 to12 with ADHD, a majority of those children take their ADHD medication between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. Among 219 parents with children taking ADHD stimulant medications, 70 percent said that their childs medication lasted 11 hours or less.

Additionally, more than half of parents of children with ADHD aged 6 to 12 reported that their childs medication stopped working before 6 p.m. A graphical representation of this finding is available at http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071109/NYF019.

These survey results illustrate that parents may not see their childrens ADHD medications working until 6 p.m., said Robert Findling, M.D., lead author of the survey and Professor of Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University and Director of the Division of Adolescent and Child Psychiatry at University Hospitals Case Medical Center. This may be important because ADHD doesnt only impact a childs school performance but can also impact interactions with friends, coaches, and other family members.


'/>"/>

Contact: Brooke Salti
brooke.salti@porternovelli.com
212-601-8241
Porter Novelli
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Informational handout key to giving parents a better understanding of CT radiation risks
2. Many Parents Share Genetic Test Findings With Kids
3. Giving CPR Kits to Kids Nudges Parents to Learn
4. Psoriasis Cure Now offers Back to School Resources for Parents of Children with Psoriasis
5. Adult offspring of parents with PTSD have lower cortisol levels
6. Parents perceptions can hamper kids asthma care, study finds
7. Parents Worries Hamper Kids Asthma Treatment
8. Parents PTSD May Boost Stress in Offspring
9. UCLA/RAND study shows that many children of HIV-positive parents are not in their custody
10. Survey From The Partnership and MetLife Foundation Reveals Important Role Todays Grandparents Play in Teens Lives
11. Tips for Parents: Teaching Children to Resolve Conflicts
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/4/2016)... MA (PRWEB) , ... May 04, 2016 , ... ... Corporation, today announced that they acquired Pocono Sterilizer, an equipment sterilization service and ... DESCO Medical Service currently provides medical and research-related equipment and asset management services ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... PA (PRWEB) , ... May 04, 2016 , ... ... software provider, certified that their Vasont Universal Integrator (VUI) extension supports the latest ... the release of Adobe FrameMaker 2015 interlace the process of creating, editing and ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... City, NY (PRWEB) , ... May 04, 2016 , ... ... as a 2016-2017 inductee into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is ... networking organization exclusively for professional women, boasting more than 850,000 members and over 200 ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... AZ (PRWEB) , ... May 03, 2016 , ... ... NCPDP presented its 2016 Champion Award to Charles D. Pulido, R.Ph., Co-Founder ... Lee Wilkins, Pharm.D., M.S., Ph.D., Pharmacy Advisor and Health IT Specialist, Office of ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... ... 2016 , ... California health startup Pegara announced today the ... assess their risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Using a questionnaire based on years ... Score™” that summarizes how their lifestyle choices may affect their chances of developing ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/3/2016)... , May 3, 2016  Specialty Silicone ... tool that shows how a cleanroom works. The ... discussions about science and technology. ... "As a technology company, SSF enthusiastically supports the ... help educators foster the next generation of innovators. ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... , May 3, 2016 ... Research Report provides a basic overview of the ... post which the surgical mesh report explores into ... Complete report on Surgical Mesh market ... and 98 tables and figures is available at ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... Leading Economies with Fastest Real GDP Annual Percentage Change, 2015  ... 7.3, , Source: IMF and TechSci Research   ... Brazil , Russia , India , ... the fastest GDP growth during the first decade of the 21 st ... Brazil and Russia , along with policy ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: