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MEDICAL SCIENCES 2019, 29(2): 171-180 Back to browse issues page
Effectiveness of computerized motion-based cognitive rehabilitation on improvement of working memory of children with ADHD
Fatemeh Jalili1, Vahid Nejati * 2, Hasan Ahadi3, Seyed Ali Katanforosh4
1- Department of General Psychology, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
2- Department of Psychology, Faculty of Education and Psychology, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran , nejati@sub.ac.ir
3- Department of Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Allameh Tabataba’i University, Tehran, Iran
4- Department of Computer Sciences, Faculty of Mathematical Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (442 Views)
Background: Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder. Deficit of executive functions is the main feature of ADHD which has negative outcomes on the affected children. The purpose of the current study was to determine the effectiveness of computerized motion-based cognitive rehabilitation on improvement of executive function, and working memory of children with ADHD.
Materials and methods: The research method was semi-experimental with pre-test and post-test design with control group which was done on 28 ADHD children with age of 8-12 years old in Karaj city using a purposeful sampling method. The samples were allocated randomly into two control and intervention groups. N-Back test was used to assess the working memory. Data were analyzed with repeated mixing variance analysis and using SPSS.ver20.
Results: The result of the study showed that working memory improved with cognitive rehabilitation through exercise (CORTEX) (P<0.01).
Conclusion: This study showed that computerized motion-based cognitive rehabilitation can improve working memory of children with ADHD
Keywords: Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Computerized motion-based cognitive rehabilitation, Working memory.
Keywords: Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Computerized motion-based cognitive rehabilitation, Working memory.
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Received: 2018/09/23 | Accepted: 2018/11/10 | Published: 2019/06/18
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