Document Type : Research Paper
Associate Professor, Motor Development, Faculty of Sports Sciences, University of Tehran
Motor Behavior, Faculty of Sports Sciences, University of Tehran
professor of physiology،physiology &amp; pharmacology dept،pasteur of iran ،pasteur avenue،tehran،iran
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).