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The Effectiveness of Mindfulness Intervention on Response Inhibition in Children With Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders
Meysam Rezayi, Bagher Sardary *
Department of Educational Psychology, Tabriz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz, Iran , sardary1152bagher@gmail.com
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Introduction: Failure in response inhibition has been the underlying impairment is attention deficit/ hyperactivity disorder and constitute the core of the disruption of processing processes in the executive functions of this disorder. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of mindfulness intervention on response inhibition in children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders. Materials and Methods: The present study is a semi-experimental study with pretest-posttest and control group design. The statistical population of the study included all male students studying in the secondary schools of Maku city in the academic year 2018-2019. From this population, a sample of 24 people was selected by purposeful sampling method using Conner’s parent rating scale (CPRS-48) and were randomly divided into two experimental and control groups. The GO/NO-GO tests was performed on the participants in two stages pre-test and post-test. Data analysis was performed using covariance analysis. Results: Data analysis showed that mindfulness intervention led to a significant difference between groups in response inhibition of 64% and its components including omission error 39%, commision error 44% and reaction time 46%. Conclusion: Mindfulness intervention is a suitable strategy to improve response inhibition in children with attention deficit/ hyperactivity disorder and can be used as an effective intervention.
Keywords: Mindfulness, Attention, Population
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