Document Type : Research Paper

Authors

1 Tehran university

2 هیت علمی

Abstract

The prime objective of the current study was to comparative the impact of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) on the visual sustained attention (VSA) of Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder student-athletes (ADHD student-athletes). In this study, amongst the 79 children diagnosed with Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), 45 student were randomly selected and divided into three groups of 15 people Sham, control and experimental. All subjects in the Sham and experimental groups received two different types of anodal and sham stimulations on the area (F3) with cathode excitation in the area (SO) with a current of 1 mA for 15 minutes for ten sessions (p≤0.05) and after ten sessions, each group was re-examined. After 40 days, a follow-up test was performed according to the pre-test and post-test with using the Continuous Performance Test (CPT), Repeated Measures Analysis of Variance and Paired Sample t test was used to test statistical hypotheses, and Paired Sample t test was used to test statistical hypotheses. (p≤0.05). The results obtained by Repeated Measures Analysis of Variance and Paired Sample t test revealed that applying Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) effective in improving the visual sustained attention of Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder student-athletes (ADHD student-athletes). The findings of the study indicated that the protocol of applying Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) 1MA anodal on the area (F3) with cathode in the area (SO) has the ability to improve the visual sustained attention (VSA) of Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder student-athletes(ADHD student-athletes).

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