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Study on Effectiveness of Yoga Training on Sustain Attention in Sub-groups of ADD, HD and ADHD Children
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences
Volume 5, Issue 4, August 2016, Pages: 77-82
Received: May 26, 2016; Accepted: Jun. 3, 2016; Published: Jun. 20, 2016
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Zeynab Khanjani, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Education and Psychology, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran
Mohammad Ali Nazari, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Education and Psychology, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran
Ashraf Karami, Department of General Psychology, Islamic Azad University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran
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The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of Yoga on sustain attention in three groups of children with syndrome Attention - Deficit/ hyperactivity (ADHD), ADHD predominantly inattentive and ADHD predominantly hyperactivity. The number of 120 students (7-13 years old) with symptoms of ADHD were selected by Conner's teacher rating scale (CTRS), and parent rating- children symptom inventory (CSI-4), in common both forms, and were organized in two groups of Yoga and control. Continuous Performance Test (CPT) was done to evaluate sustain attention. Yoga group was given a 30-session course on Yoga training and control group, not. Then the same test was executed again on both groups as post-tests. The result was analyzed by multivariable covariance analysis (MANCOVA). The results of this study indicate the efficiency of Yoga on increasing sustain attention in all sub-groups of children with symptoms of ADHD. Based on these findings, we concluded that Yoga can effect and help in attention improvement. Verification of such effects can be used to design effective non-drug therapies, such as effect of Yoga therapy on symptoms of ADHD.
Sustain Attention, Yoga, Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), ADHD Predominantly Inattentive, ADHD Predominantly Hyperactivity
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Zeynab Khanjani, Mohammad Ali Nazari, Ashraf Karami, Study on Effectiveness of Yoga Training on Sustain Attention in Sub-groups of ADD, HD and ADHD Children, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 5, No. 4, 2016, pp. 77-82. doi: 10.11648/j.pbs.20160504.11
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