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:: Volume 11, Issue 3 (Summer 2023) ::
Shefaye Khatam 2023, 11(3): 36-46 Back to browse issues page
Impact of Video Game Minecraft on the Sustained Visual Attention of Athlete's Student With Hyperactivity/Attention Deficit Disorder
Fereshteh Amouzadeh * , Hadi Moradi , Hassan Gharayagh zandi , Reza Rostani , Ali Moghadamzadeh
Department of Movement behavior and sports psychology, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran , zamouzadeh@yahoo.com
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Introduction: A wide range of athletes are suffering from hyperactivity/attention deficit disorder (ADHD), which has led to impairment in their executive functions, such as attention. The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of the video game Minecraft on the sustained visual attention of athlete students with ADHD. Materials and Methods: Thirty students were selected randomly from 79 students with ADHD and assigned to control and experimental groups (n=15). First, sustained visual attention was evaluated with a continuous performance test. Then, the experimental group played Minecraft for 10 sessions. Each session lasted 15 minutes. The subjects of the control group did not receive any intervention. In the end, a continuous performance test was used again. One month and ten days later, a follow-up test was performed. Results: The findings showed that there is a significant difference between the two groups in the three stages of measurement. Using the video game Minecraft in the experimental group improved the sustained visual attention of student-athletes with ADHD, but not in the control group. Conclusion: The video of Minecraft could improve the sustained visual attention of student-athletes with ADHD. This method can be used to improve attention in this group of students.
Keywords: Video Games, Executive Function, Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity, Athletes
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Amouzadeh F, Moradi H, Gharayagh zandi H, Rostani R, Moghadamzadeh A. Impact of Video Game Minecraft on the Sustained Visual Attention of Athlete's Student With Hyperactivity/Attention Deficit Disorder. Shefaye Khatam 2023; 11 (3) :36-46
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