Volume 20, Issue 4 (Winter 2015)                   IJPCP 2015, 20(4): 309-316 | Back to browse issues page

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Jalali N, Eslami Shahrbabaki M, Sahebozamani M. The Effect of Exercise Program in Reducing Symptoms of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in children . IJPCP. 2015; 20 (4) :309-316
URL: http://ijpcp.iums.ac.ir/article-1-2302-en.html
1- Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran
2- Neurology Research Center, Psychiatry Department, Shahid Beheshti hospital, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran, IR. Fax: +98341-2110408 , E-mail: Mahineslami@yahoo.com
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Objectives: This research was conducted to study the effect of exercise program on reducing symptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. Method: Thirty children aged 7-10 years with ADHD were chosen from a clinic in Kerman, Iran and assigned randomly into two experimental and control groups. The experimental group participated in physical therapy for eight weeks. Data were collected using ADHD Rating Scale (ADHD-RS). The parents completed ADHD-RS prior to intervention and after second, fourth, sixth and eighth weeks of exercise program. Data were analyzed using repeated measure analysis of variance. Results: At the end of intervention phase and during followups, the scores of attention deficit and hyperactivity/impulsivity had decreased significantly with a more reduction in the scores as time passed (p<0.05). Conclusion: The exercise program is effective in reducing ADHD symptoms.

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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Psychiatry and Psychology
Received: 2015/06/23 | Accepted: 2015/06/23 | Published: 2015/06/23

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