alexa Abstract | Effectiveness of training to control symptoms of attention deficit disorder/hyperactivity (ADHD) with cognitive-behavioral method for parents in reducing the signs of ADHD in elementary school children

European Journal of Experimental Biology
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The current research was conducted with the aim of studying the effect of training the controlling skills with cognitive-behavioral methods for the parents having children suffering from ADHD on the reduction of signs of attention deficit / hyperactivity – impulsivity. This study is a semi-empirical research with pre-test, post-test and control group. The sample includes 30 parents having children suffering from attention deficit/hyperactivity deficit that visited the counseling centers in Qaem Shahr and they were chosen by the use of available sampling method, and they were randomly put into two experimental group (15 individuals) and control group (14 individuals). The current research tool was Vanderbilt Assessment Scale Parent Form including 45 questions. The Cronbach’s Alpha of the questionnaire in attention deficit/hyperactivity-impulsivity was calculated and it was 0.78. The experimental group went under individual counseling for 12 sessions and then a post-test was conducted on the experimental and control group. SPSS19 statistical software was used for data analysis, and analysis of covariance was used for surveying the research hypotheses. The research results showed that training the controlling skills with cognitivebehavioral method to the parents having children suffering from ADHD had a significant effect on the reduction of their symptoms. The current research results were consistent with the previous researches. The current research findings show the necessity of paying attention to training the controlling skills with cognitive-behavioral method to the parents.

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Author(s): Fatemh Samadi Abdolali Yagoubi and Aliasghar Abbasiesfajir


Attention Deficit Disorder, Hyperactivity-Impulsivity Disorder, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), ADHD-Impulsivity.

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