Line Bisection Judgments in Untreated and Undertreatment ADHD Children; Prevalence of human Myiasis infestation among primary school pupils in Ayamelum Local Government Area, Anambra State South- Eastern Nigeria.

E3 Journal of Medical Research

E3 Journal of Medical Research Vol. 7 (1) pp. 001-006, January 2018; © E3 Journals; ISSN 2276-9900


Line Bisection Judgments in Untreated and Undertreatment ADHD Children

Elham Foroozandeh1 * , Mohamad Zare-Neyestanak2
1 Department of Psychology, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Esfahan, Iran
2 Islamic Azad University, Naein Branch, Naein, Iran
*Corresponding Author E-mail: elham_for@yahoo.com
Accepted 1 December 2017

Abstract

The present study tries to investigate the differences in spatial attention between untreated ADHD children and under-treatment, drug therapy and psychotherapy, ADHD children. In order to do this study, nine untreated ADHD subjects (mean age: 8.2 ± 3.6) were compared to tenunder -treatment subjects (mean age: 9.6 ± 2.3) using line bisection task in paper form, introduced by Hausmann et al. 2003. For comprehending whether there are differences in spatial attention between groups, one way ANOVA ( p<0.05) was used. And the results showed that the difference in the mean deviation of subjective midpoint of total lines of task was a statistical significant difference (F= 22.93, P<0.001). Also in right margin lines (F=10.614, P<0.005) and middle lines (F=8.289, P<0.01), the differences between two groups were statistically significant, where as such differences are not considered in left lateralized lines (F= 0.552, P<0.468). The results suggested that the left bias errors in under treatment ADHD children were the same errors considered in neurologically normal children and adults. On the other hand significant rightward errors were related to abnormality in unmedicated ADHD childrenʹs hemispheric function and spatial attention.

Keywords: ADHD, Spatial Attention, Line Bisection Task

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