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RBS 2018, 16(4): 517-527 Back to browse issues page
Comparing the Efficacy of Neurofeedback and Neurofeedback Along with Barkly Parental Training on Visual Attention Dimensions and Comprehension of Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Elaheh Hajehforoush1 , Elham Foroozandeh * 2, Hamid Mirhosseini3 , Ahmad Abedi4
1- PhD student, Department of Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan (Khorasgan) Branch, Isfahan, Iran.
2- Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Naein Branch, Islamic Azad University, Naein, Iran. , elham_for@yahoo.com
3- Assistant Professor, Research Center of Addiction and Behavioral Sciences, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran.
4- Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran.
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Aim and Background: Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common psychiatric disorder that causes educational, social and family problems. The main aim of present study was to compare the efficacy of neurofeedback and neurofeedback along with Barkly parental training on visual attention dimensions and comprehension of children with ADHD.

Methods and Materials: This study was an experimental study with two experiment and one sham control groups in three stages of pre- post and ten weeks follow up tests. The population included all elementary ADHD boys in Isfahan city in academic year 2017-2018. Among those who attended in education and training clinic, forty-two were selected along with their mothers by purposive sampling. There were assigned in two experiment and one control groups randomly. All the participants were assessed in three stages by continues visual and auditory performance test (IVA). Data were analyzed by repeated measure ANOVA analysis.

Findings: The results showed that there were no significant difference between two experiment groups in visual vigilance (p≤0.96), focus (p≤0.76), speed (p≤0.87) and visual comprehension (p≤0.42) in post-test and follow up stages; but in compare to control group visual attention dimensions and comprehension increased significantly in both experiment groups.

Conclusions: Neurofeedback training and neurofeedback along with Barkly parental training equally increase visual attention dimension and comprehension in ADHD children.
Keywords: Attention, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Comprehension, Parents, Neurofeedback
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Accepted: 2020/02/9 | Published: 2020/02/9
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Hajehforoush E, Foroozandeh E, Mirhosseini H, Abedi A. Comparing the Efficacy of Neurofeedback and Neurofeedback Along with Barkly Parental Training on Visual Attention Dimensions and Comprehension of Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. RBS. 2018; 16 (4) :517-527
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مجله تحقیقات علوم رفتاری Journal of Research in Behavioural Sciences
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