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Background: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common psychiatric disorders that begins from infancy and continues until adulthood. It affects various aspects of a person's life including personal life, social interactions, professional life, executive performances, concentration, etc. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of neurofeedback training on improving of attention and response control of children with ADHD.
Methods: The present study is a quasi-experimental type and performed using a pretest-posttest plan with a waiting group. The statistical population includes all 7-14 years old students referred to Kerman’s Peyvand consultation center in 2016-2017, which diagnosed as ADHD. The sample included 60 students which selected by convenience and voluntary sampling method and randomly assigned to control (n=30) and experimental groups (n=30). First, [Integrated Visual and Auditory (IVA)] test performed to screen the participants and then neurofeedback treatment sessions were performing in forty 45-minute sessions three days per week. Data analysis was performed by Mancoa test. This study was in concordance with the CONSORT criteria.
Results: The results showed that neurofeedback training in the post-test phase improved and increased attention and sensorimostor control scores (auditory and visual) of ADHD students (p <0.05).
Conclusions: According to the findings of this study, neurofeedback is an effective tool that can be leverage to increase attention and response control of children with ADHD.
Type of Study: Original Research Article | Subject: Rehabilitation
Received: 2019/07/25 | Accepted: 2019/08/19

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