Nusrat Shamima Nur1*, MSI Mullick1 and Ahmed Hossain2
1Department of Psychiatry, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Bangladesh
2Department of Endocrinology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Bangladesh
Objective: Find out the changes in behavior of school performances after the diagnosis of disease.
Method: This study of ‘Screening interview on behavioral changes in school performances of 6-12 years old children of diagnosed Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) in Bangladesh’ is a limited study of small sample and small duration. It is a descriptive study where data collection was done on 8 children of diagnosed Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia by using CBCL.
Results: Result shows hyperactive behavior reduced after diagnosis of ALL, withdrawn becomes more frequent in ALL, poor attention and concentration was slightly increased in ALL, no change in aggressive behavior, no change in disruptive behavior, uncooperative behavior was slightly reduced, children become slightly manipulative, inappropriate social behavior was slightly increased.
Conclusion: Psychiatric problems such as social, emotional and behavioral problems as well as change in school performances are the consequences of many chronic diseases. In where childhood malignancies are related to change in emotional behavior and social behavior as well as change in school performances. Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) is a common childhood malignancies and mostly it is curable. For proper treatment by using multidiscipline involvement, it needs more survey and broad spectrum study on this title.
Pediatrics; Child psychiatry; Cognition; Behavioral abnormalities; Depression
Shamima Nur N, Mullick MSI, Hossain A. Screening Interview on Behavioral Changes in School Performances of 6-12 Years Old Children of Diagnosed Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) in Bangladesh. World J Psychiatry Ment Health Res. 2018; 2(2): 1015.