The effect of a selected training program and neurofeedback training and combined method on attention and impulsivity in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Document Type : Research Paper

Authors

1 PhD Student in Motor Development, Kish International Campus, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

2 Associate Professor, Motor Development, Faculty of Sports Sciences, University of Tehran

3 Associate Professor, Department of Motor Behavior and Sport Psychology, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

4 professor of physiology،physiology & pharmacology dept،pasteur of iran،pasteur avenue،tehran،iran

Abstract

The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of a selected training program and neurofeedback and combined method on attention and impulsivity in children with ADHD. total of 48 children 7-11 years with ADHD were selected from Psychology Clinic in Tehran and randomly divided into four groups control . Symptoms of attention deficit / hyperactivity disorder had been diagnosed by a psychiatrist over the past month based on DSM-IV criteria. The three experimental groups performed neurofeedback training, selected exercises and combined exercises (neurofeedback training and selected exercises) for 24 sessions and 60 minutes each session, respectively; But the control group did not receive any intervention. Connors’ parent questionnaire was used to assess hyperactivity / attention deficit in children and analysis of covariance was used to analyze the data. The results showed that between the adjusted mean of attention and impulsivity of children in neurofeedback and control training groups (p = 0.001) (in favor of neurofeedback), combination and control groups (p = 0.001) (in favor of combination), neurofeedback training groups And training program (p = 0.001) (in favor of neurofeedback), neurofeedback and combination training groups (p = 0.001), (in favor of combination), and training and combination program groups (p = 0.001) (to Combined benefit), there is a significant difference in improving attention and impulsivity. But there was no significant difference between the exercise and control program groups in reducing inattention with (p = 0.224) and between the exercise and control program groups in reducing impulsivity (p = 0.232).

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Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript
Available Online from 21 January 2023
  • Receive Date: 06 September 2020
  • Revise Date: 17 November 2020
  • Accept Date: 14 November 2020
  • First Publish Date: 04 February 2022