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Mollazadeh M, Gharayagh Zandi H, Rostamizadeh M. Effectiveness of yoga exercise training in visual and auditory attention in boys with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. RJMS 2018; 25 (8) :52-61
URL: http://rjms.iums.ac.ir/article-1-5271-en.html
, University of Tehran , mahdi.mollazadeh@ut.ac.ir
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Background: The topic (attention) is one of the most complex and important factors affecting training and learning which creates major problems in academic, social, cognitive, emotional, and the family and professional performance in adolescents in overactive children. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of yoga exercise training in improving visual and auditory attention in boys with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Methods: The research method was semi-experimental. The statistical population of the study included 6 years old pre-school children aged 95-96 in Tehran to do this research, 35 children (all subjects were boys) with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were selected by random sampling method and multi-stage cluster sampling and randomly divided into experimental and control groups (The experimental group was 18 and the control group was 17). Yoga exercise training (20 sessions per 7 weeks) was performed on the experimental group. The tool used for this study was the Snap grading scale and the NPSIS test. Data were analyzed by covariance analysis.
Results: The results of this study showed that yoga exercise training is effective in improving visual and auditory attention in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (p<0.001).
Conclusion: According to the findings of this study, yoga can be used to improve children's visual and auditory attention or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
 

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Clinical Psychiatry

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