Symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and quality of life of mothers of school-aged children: The roles of child, mother, and family variables

Vincent Chin Hung Chen, Chin Jung Yeh, Tzu Chi Lee, Jen Yu Chou, Wen Chuan Shao, Ding Ho Shih, Chun Ing Chen, Pei Chin Lee*

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Abstract

This study examined the impact of inattention and hyperactivity symptoms in children and mothers, opposition problems in children, maternal depression, and perceived family support on the quality of life (QOL) of mothers. Mothers of children in one elementary school were contacted. The relationship between sociodemographic variables, the levels of inattention and hyperactivity symptoms in children and mothers, oppositional symptoms in children, maternal depression, perceived family support, and maternal QOL were examined. Three hundred and eighty-two participants were included in this study. Consistent factors related to the mother's QOL in the four domains were maternal depression, perceived family support, and housing status after controlling for several family, maternal, and child variables. Maternal QOL was more related to her own and family factors including maternal inattention, hyperactivity and depression symptoms, perceived family support, and housing status, instead of parent-rated inattention and hyperactivity symptoms of the child. Screening for maternal inattention, hyperactivity and depression symptoms, and mental health services for these mothers are warranted based on these findings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)631-638
Number of pages8
JournalKaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
Volume30
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Children
  • Depression
  • Mothers
  • Quality of life
  • Symptoms of ADHD

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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