Paediatricians' views on their role in the assessment and management of ADHD and autism.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/232936
Title:
Paediatricians' views on their role in the assessment and management of ADHD and autism.
Authors:
O'Keeffe, N; McNicholas, F
Citation:
Paediatricians' views on their role in the assessment and management of ADHD and autism. 2011, 104 (9):282-4 Ir Med J
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal (IMJ)
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Oct-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/232936
PubMed ID:
22132601
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=Paediatricians%E2%80%99%20Views%20on%20Their%20Role%20in%20the%20Assessment%20and%20Management%20of%20ADHD%20and%20Autism%20
Abstract:
ADHD and Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are a core component of paediatricians case work in the U.K. and U.S., but the situation in Ireland is less clear. Due to significant underdevelopment of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in Ireland, long waiting lists may delay identification and treatment. The aim of our study was to explore the views of a group of paediatricians in relation to their current and future practice of assessing and managing ADHD and ASD. The outcome of our study indicated that more than half of the paediatricians surveyed are directly involved in the assessment or treatment of ADHD and ASD. Eighty five per cent (85%) of paediatricians believed that they should have a role in the assessment of ADHD and ASD and over half had thought that they should be involved in managing ADHD and ASD. These results suggest that there is potential to develop alternative specialist services in Ireland for the identification and treatment of children with ADHD and ASD. The development of a well coordinated integrated care pathway may reduce waiting times for families and lead to easier access to services.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Adolescent; Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity; Autistic Disorder; Child; Child, Preschool; Humans; Ireland; Patient Care Team; Pediatrics; Physician's Role; Questionnaires
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Keeffe, Nen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcNicholas, Fen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-10T14:17:24Z-
dc.date.available2012-07-10T14:17:24Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-
dc.identifier.citationPaediatricians' views on their role in the assessment and management of ADHD and autism. 2011, 104 (9):282-4 Ir Med Jen_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid22132601-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/232936-
dc.description.abstractADHD and Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are a core component of paediatricians case work in the U.K. and U.S., but the situation in Ireland is less clear. Due to significant underdevelopment of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in Ireland, long waiting lists may delay identification and treatment. The aim of our study was to explore the views of a group of paediatricians in relation to their current and future practice of assessing and managing ADHD and ASD. The outcome of our study indicated that more than half of the paediatricians surveyed are directly involved in the assessment or treatment of ADHD and ASD. Eighty five per cent (85%) of paediatricians believed that they should have a role in the assessment of ADHD and ASD and over half had thought that they should be involved in managing ADHD and ASD. These results suggest that there is potential to develop alternative specialist services in Ireland for the identification and treatment of children with ADHD and ASD. The development of a well coordinated integrated care pathway may reduce waiting times for families and lead to easier access to services.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journal (IMJ)en_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=Paediatricians%E2%80%99%20Views%20on%20Their%20Role%20in%20the%20Assessment%20and%20Management%20of%20ADHD%20and%20Autism%20en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Irish medical journalen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdolescent-
dc.subject.meshAttention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity-
dc.subject.meshAutistic Disorder-
dc.subject.meshChild-
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschool-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshPatient Care Team-
dc.subject.meshPediatrics-
dc.subject.meshPhysician's Role-
dc.subject.meshQuestionnaires-
dc.titlePaediatricians' views on their role in the assessment and management of ADHD and autism.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinster-
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