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Comparison of Height and Weight of 5-6 Year-old Boys with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Non-ADHD

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Ashraf Tashakori 1 , * , Koorosh Riahi 2 , Razieh Afkandeh 3 , Amir Houshang Ayati 4

1 ,418, Gelayol Alley, Ostadan Street, Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Golestân Avenue,, Ahvaz, Iran

2 Assistant Professor, Pediatric Endocrinologist, Pediatric Ward of Golestan Hospital, Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran

3 Assistant Professor, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Psychiatric Ward of Golestan Hospital, Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran

4 MSc of Sstructural Engineering, Shahid Chamran Thecnical and Vocational Institute, Ahvaz, Iran

How to Cite: Tashakori A, Riahi K, Afkandeh R, Ayati A H. Comparison of Height and Weight of 5-6 Year-old Boys with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Non-ADHD, Iran J Psychiatry Behav Sci. 2011 ; 5(2):71-5.

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Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences: 5 (2); 71-5
Published Online: December 31, 2011
Article Type: Original Article
Received: January 28, 2011
Revised: August 19, 2011
Accepted: September 19, 2011

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Abstract

Objective: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most prevalent psychiatric disorders in children. According to concern regarding the growth of these children, this study was carried out to compare height and weight between 5-6-year-old boys with ADHD and those without ADHD in Ahvaz, Iran

Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 32 5-6-year-old ADHD boys with the Conners’ rating scale (CRS) of ≥ 15 were compared to 32 non-ADHD same-age boys with CRS of < 15. Exclusion criteria were some special disease with negative effect on growth and psychostimulant treatment. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) curves were used to determine the growth status.

Results: Comparison between ADHD and non-ADHD boys regarding mean height (111.95 ± 6.12 vs. 110.77 ± 6.22 cm), weight (19.39 ± 3.65 vs. 19.19 ± 3.75), and body mass index (15.44 ± 1.82 vs. 15.54 ± 1.67) showed no statistically significant difference (P>0.05).

Conclusion: Our study does not support an association between problems in growth outcomes and ADHD in 5-6 years old boys.

Declaration of Interest: Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences financially supported this study.

Citation: Tashakori A, Riahi K, Afkandeh R, Ayati AH. Comparison of height and weight of 5-6 year-old boys with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and non-ADHD. Iran J Psychiatry Behav Sci 2011; 5(2): 71-75.

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) height The Conners’ rating scale weight

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