Volume : 08, Issue : 01, January – 2021
11. A CASE CONTROL STUDY COMPARING CHILDREN’S CREATIVITY WITH AND WITHOUT ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER
Dr. Hafiz Osama Mehboob, Dr. Fareeha Kanwal, Dr. Sanaulhaq
The aim of the study was to compare creativity in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and without.
Place and Duration: Study was conducted in the Psychiatry department of Holy Family Hospital, Rawalpindi for one-year duration from 1st May 2019 to 30th April 2020.
Method: It was an analytical and descriptive study. The participants were 33 children aged 7-12, selected from the psychiatric department for children and adolescents in who were diagnosed with ADHD by psychiatrist. They met the DSM-IV ADHD diagnostic criteria and showed no comorbidities according to K-SADS (Kiddi-Scadule for Affective disorder and Schizophrenia). They were asked not to take any medications. After using the drugs, they passed the Figural TTCT (Torrance Test of Creativity Thinking) and the Raven Intelligence test. Thirty-three children matched for age and sex, selected from regional schools, were selected for the control group. According to K-SADS, they had no mental health problems. Figural TTCT and Raven Intelligence tests were also performed for controls.
Results: There was no statistically significant difference in the intelligence scale and the mean ± SD of the total creativity score between children with ADHD (125.2 ± 42.6) and the control group (130.6 ± 47.5) (p-value = 0.49). Children with ADHD had poorer functioning in positions of fluency and flexibility and did not differ in originality and design.
Conclusion: The creativity of ADHD children does not differ from the creativity of the control group.
Keywords : attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd), children, creativity.
Cite This Article:
Please cite this article in press Hafiz Osama Mehboob et al, A Case Control Study Comparing Children’s Creativity With And Without Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder., Indo Am. J. P. Sci, 2021; 08(1).
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