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SRP. 2021; 12(2): 552-578

Effect of a Designed Nursing Intervention Protocol for Mothers on Outcome of Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Safaa I. Shattla, Ghada A. Hassan, Mervat Moustafa Arrab, Rania M. Alhalawany.


Background: The behaviour disorder of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is characterized by hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention. The symptoms of ADHD that the child displays can be difficult for parents to manage and their understanding of these behaviors is often limited. Parenting programs provide techniques that parents can use to manage their child's challenging behaviors. Purpose: To determine the effects on the outcome of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorders of the Designed Essential Intervention Protocol for Mothers. Methods: A convenience sample of 65 mothers and their school-age children who suffering from ADHD were selected from the child psychiatric unit and pediatric outpatient clinics at Menoufia University Hospital, Menoufia governorate, Egypt. A Quasi-experimental design was utilized. Tools of the study: Information of Attention Deficit Disorders Scale, Alabama parenting Questionnaire and Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-5th edition. Results: There was a statistically significant improvement in mother’s knowledge and practice while dealing with their children after protocol implementation. There was a statistically significant decrease in ADHD symptoms among the children post-intervention than pre-intervention. Conclusion Implication for practice: a Designed nursing intervention Protocol for mothers of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder had a positive effect on mothers’ knowledge and practice and their children symptoms. So, a designed nursing protocol must be should be integrated as routine care of education and practice for all mothers and their children with attention deficit hyperactivity during regular care and medical follow up in the pediatric and psychiatric clinic.

Key words: Children, ADHD, Mothers’ knowledge of ADHD, Nursing Protocol,

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