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OLIVEIRA, Clarissa Tochetto de; TEIXEIRA, Marco Antônio Pereira  and  DIAS, Ana Cristina Garcia. Effectiveness of a psychoeducational booklet on ADHD in college students. Psicol. teor. prat. [online]. 2018, vol.20, n.2, pp. 281-292. ISSN 1516-3687.

This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of an online booklet on Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in college students as a form of psycho - education. Two hundred and forty-one participants with either incomplete or complete higher education took part in the study as the sample group. The level of knowledge about ADHD in the sample was assessed before and after reading a psychoeducational booklet on ADHD. Both the evaluation instruments and the booklet were available online. Data were analyzed using the Wilcoxon test. Results showed that the online booklet was effective in increasing the participants' ADHD knowledge. In addition, it was possible to identify the content of greater and lesser knowledge of the sample, as well as the content of which the booklet was more informative. The study concluded that the development of materials on ADHD can be a way to inform about the disorder and also a source of complementary information for treatment.

Keywords : Attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity; psychoeducation; college students; information; prevention.

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