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Shenakht Journal of Psychology and Psychiatry 2021, 8(3): 52-62 Back to browse issues page
The effectiveness of neurofeedback in reducing attention deficit and aggression in children aged 7-9 years
Majid Yousefi Afrashte , Faezeh Khanahmady , Samin Masoumi
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Zanjan, Zanjan, Iran
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Introduction: Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder and aggression are two of the most common challenges in children, so it is important to assess effective treatment approaches in this case.
Aim: The purpose of this study was to determine whether neurofeedback could help children aged 7-9 years pay more attention and be less aggressive.
Method: The method of this research was quasi-experimental with pretest-posttest design with control group. In the winter of 2020, among children aged 7-9 years were referred to the Behnoud Child and Adolescent Psychology Clinic in Qazvin for therapeutic therapies, 30 children as a research sample with a definite diagnosis of the disorder were randomly assigned to two categories using a convenience sampling method. The experimental group received neurofeedback therapy twice a week for 2.5 months (20 sessions in total). Children aggression questionnaire (Shahim, 2016) and parent form of Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (Connors& etal, 1999) were used to collect data. To analyze the data, the method of analysis of covariance with spss-26 software was used.
Results: The results of analysis of covariance revealed that there was a significant difference between the mean scores of attention deficit (P<0.01) and aggression (P<0.01) (overt and relational aggression) in the post-test stage after controlling the pre-test scores. That is, neurofeedback therapy has increased attention and reduced aggression (overt and relational) in children aged 7-9 years.
Conclusion: Due to the importance of the findings, the effectiveness of neurofeedback in mitigating attention deficit and aggression may be generalized to all children aged 7-9 years and its use in health centers is suggested to the clinicians.
Keywords: Neurofeedback, Attention deficit, Aggression, Child
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2021/04/5 | Accepted: 2021/06/23 | Published: 2021/07/31
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Yousefi Afrashte M, Khanahmady F, Masoumi S. The effectiveness of neurofeedback in reducing attention deficit and aggression in children aged 7-9 years. Shenakht Journal of Psychology and Psychiatry. 2021; 8 (3) :52-62
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