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Soleymani M, Dehghan K, Dadashi S, Hossein Pour M R. INVESTIGATION THE EFFECTIVENESS OF COMBINATION NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL REHABILITATION ON COGNITIVE AND BEHAVIORAL FUNCTION OF CHILDREN WITH ADHD.. J Urmia Univ Med Sci. 2016; 27 (9) :773-781
URL: http://umj.umsu.ac.ir/article-1-3356-en.html

Assistant Professor Department of Psychology, Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University , msoleymani21@yahoo.com
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Background & Aims: Disorders of cognitive functions are considered as the components of the Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Neuropsychological functions could be remediated by neuropsychological and cognitive rehabilitation exercise. This study aimed to determine the effectiveness of combination neuropsychological rehabilitation on cognitive and behavioral function of children with ADHD.

Materials & Methods: The present quasi-experimental study designed with a pre-test and post-test group. Participants were twelve children with ADHD and they were in 7-13 age range. They were evaluated with the Conners’ Parents Questionnaire and Continuous Performance Test II. The participants received neuropsychological rehabilitation in 10 sessions. The data were analyzed with paired t-test.

Results: It was revealed that there were significant differences between scores of pre-test and post- test in Conners’ Parents Questionnaire (p< 0.001) and Continuous Performance Test II (p<0.0001).

Conclusion: The results of this study indicated that combination of neuropsychological rehabilitation leads to the improvement of sustained attention and inhibition by affecting the related brain areas. Also, improvement of this cognitive functions reduce behavioral symptoms of ADHD.

SOURCE: URMIA MED J 2016: 27(9): 781 ISSN: 1027-3727

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: روانشناسی
Received: 2016/05/5 | Accepted: 2016/06/18 | Published: 2016/12/18

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