The Effectiveness of Aerobic Training on Psychological Well-Being of Children with ADHD
Journal of Clinical Physiotherapy Research,
Vol. 7 No. 1 (2022),
Introduction: Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder face many psychological and social problems. This study aimed to investigate the effect of aerobic exercise on the components of psychological well-being of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
Materials and Method: The research design was quasi-experimental. Thirty children were randomly selected from children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in Qom and were divided into experimental and control groups (15 experimental and 15 control). Aerobic exercise training was performed on the experimental group for eight weeks, three sessions per week for 45 minutes. Data analysis was performed using multivariate analysis of covariance using SPSS-22 software.
Results: The results showed that the psychological well-being scores for the experimental group increased significantly compared to the control group. Aerobic exercise promotes the components of psychological well-being (self-acceptance, positive relationships with others, independence, mastery of the environment, purposeful life, and personal growth) of the children in the experimental group.
Conclusion: Aerobic exercise seems to be a suitable treatment strategy without side effects to improve and enhance the psychological well-being of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. This finding emphasizes the need for physical activity.
- Aerobics, Psychological well-being, Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
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