The subjective experiences of Chinese children in Hong Kong with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are underexplored. This article reports the results of a qualitative study that aims to understand the subjective experiences of children with ADHD in Hong Kong, taken from among a clinical sample of Chinese families with children struggling with ADHD who have participated in cross-disciplinary research of multiple family groups (MFG). The participating children revealed the subjective experiences of their struggle with the disorder in response to their parents' concern at a "press conference," one of the MFG activities, which underscored the importance of developing a new social work model to meet the multiple psychosocial service needs of these families. The article concludes with the discussion of the implications for the new model. Copyright © 2016 National Association of Social Workers.
CitationWan, E. S. F., Ma, J. L. C., Lai, K. Y. C., & Lo, J. W. K. (2016). The subjective experiences of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder of Chinese families in Hong Kong: Co-construction of meanings in multiple family groups. Health and Social Work, 41(3), 164–172. doi: 10.1093/hsw/hlw023
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Child mental health
- Multiple family groups