Relationship between Family Anxiety, Family Support and Quality of Life of Attention Defcit Hiperactivity Disorder (Adhd) Children

Adelse Prima Mulya, Helwiyah Ropi, Desy Indra Yani


Attenton Defcit Hiperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is behavioral disorder characterized attention defcit disorder,
impulsive behavior, accompanied by excessive activity that is inconsistent with age in childhood, ADHD can
impact the decline in the quality of life of children, some of the factors that influence anxiety among families and
family support. This study aimed to analyze the relationship between anxiety of family and family support for
ADHD children’s quality of life in Extraordinary school type C Bandung. The study design was cross-sectional
quantitative analytic. The subject of research totally 87 ADHD families with children aged 8-12 years who attend
school in 5 pieces of extraordinary school type C Bandung but there was something problem like rejection, no
have time and others therefore 63 samples were collected. Sampling using total sampling technique with 3 pieces
inventory questionnaire including children’s quality of life questionnaire (PedsQL), family anxiety (STAI-S) and
family support (CASSS). Data were analyzed using Pearson correlation coefcient. The results showed a correlation
between anxiety and family support families with ADHD children’s quality of life as well as having a fairly strong
correlation (r = 0.75 and r = 0.78). That is, an increase or decrease in the quality of life can be determined by changes
in the anxiety of family and family support simultaneously. Increased family anxiety can reduce the quality of life of
children ADHD whereas the increase in family support can improve the quality of life of children ADHD. Nurses are
expected to increase school health services by involving schools, families and communities as well as the expected
nursing policy makers in order to make policy on the procurement of health-based community health nursing school.


ADHD, anxiety, family support, and quality of life

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