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Difficulties faced by university students with self-reported symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder: a qualitative study

Overview of attention for article published in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, February 2018
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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Title
Difficulties faced by university students with self-reported symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder: a qualitative study
Published in
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, February 2018
DOI 10.1186/s13034-018-0218-3
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Authors

Soo Jin Kwon, Yoonjung Kim, Yeunhee Kwak

Abstract

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) persists into adolescence and adulthood; however, few studies have analyzed the experiences of university students with ADHD. This study explored the difficulties experienced by university students with ADHD symptoms. Between December 2015 and February 2016, face-to-face interviews were conducted with 12 university students with self-reported ADHD symptoms. Data were analyzed using thematic analysis. Difficulties in university life were classified into four main themes (lack of daily routine, unsatisfactory academic performance and achievement, reduced interpersonal skills, and continuing worries) and analyzed. University students with ADHD symptoms had difficulties coping with repeated cycles of negative thoughts and worries, irregular lifestyles due to poor time management, dissatisfaction with academic performance and interpersonal relationships, self-dissatisfaction, and decreased self-esteem. To improve their university experience, students with ADHD should receive education about ways to stop worrying, to express emotions healthily, and to manage time efficiently.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 42 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 10 24%
Student > Master 7 17%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 12%
Other 2 5%
Other 6 14%
Unknown 7 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 13 31%
Social Sciences 8 19%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 5%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 2%
Linguistics 1 2%
Other 6 14%
Unknown 11 26%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 10. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 04 June 2019.
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#1,719,984
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Outputs from Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health
#86
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#62,694
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Outputs of similar age from Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health
#3
of 6 outputs
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