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Molagholamreza Tabasi F, Aliabadi F, Alizade zarei M, Qorbani M, Rostami R. The relationship between behavioral problems and sensory processing in children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). MEJDS. 2016; 6 :282-287
URL: http://jdisabilstud.ir/article-1-432-en.html
1- Iran University of Medical Sciences
2- Alborz University of Medical Sciences
3- Tehran University
Abstract:   (11311 Views)
Background and objective: All individuals need to have the ability of appropriate sensory processing for proper functioning in the environment and participation in activities of daily living Also, behavioral functions can be affected by sensory processing problems. This study aimed to determine the relationship between behavioral problems and sensory processing in 7 to 10 years-old children with ADHD.
Methods: This was a descriptive (cross-sectional) study. The study population was 60 children aged between 7 to 10 years old suffering from ADHD who referred to a comprehensive psychiatric center. Short Sensory Profile (SSP) and Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) questionnaires were respectively used for assessing patterns of sensory processing and behavioral problems.
Results: A negative correlation was found between internalizing behavioral problems (r=-0.426) and externalizing behavioral problems (r=-0.465), and the total score of sensory processing in ADHD children (p<0.05).
Conclusion: Findings showed that some of behaviors in children with ADHD could be attributed to some defects in their sensory processing.
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Type of Study: Original Research Article | Subject: Rehabilitation
Received: 2014/10/19 | Accepted: 2014/12/1

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