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|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|32776||2010||6 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||4160 کلمه|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Research in Developmental Disabilities, Volume 31, Issue 6, November–December 2010, Pages 1234–1239
ADHD is a neural developmental disorder expressed in various life settings. Yet, previous studies have focused mainly on children's function in school and academic achievement. The purpose of the present study was, therefore, to examine participation patterns in outside formal school activities among boys with ADHD compared to typical boys. Participants included 25 boys aged 8–11 years with ADHD and 25 age-matched typical boys. All participants completed the Children's Assessment of Participation and Enjoyment (CAPE). Several aspects of participation were examined: diversity, intensity, enjoyment, place, and partners in 49 extra curricular activities. The findings indicate that boys with ADHD reported significant lower intensity rates of participation in most activity domains. Furthermore, boys with ADHD also reported higher diversity scores and lower enjoyment in ‘formal’ activities. Yet, no significant differences were found with regard to activity place and partners. These findings enhance the importance of providing therapy that refers to after school activities. Accordingly, CAPE can be useful for assessing boys with ADHD and planning appropriate intervention programs.
ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder) is a neurobehavioral developmental disorder characterized by patterns of inattention and/or hyperactivity as well as poor impulse control and distractibility (American Psychiatric Association, 2000). Though prevalence of ADHD is still unclear, latest data indicate prevalence of ADHD is about 9% of the population in the United States (Froehlich et al., 2007). The new International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health (ICF) framework (WHO, 2001) emphasizes that diagnosis should refer to the relationship between disability and the individual's everyday performance and participation. According to ICF, ‘participation’ is defined as involvement in life situation encompassing nine life domains: personal maintenance; mobility; information exchange; social relationships; home life; and community, social and civic life (WHO, 2001). Participation is important for the development of skills and competencies, interactions with others, and for the sense of purpose and fulfillment (Engel-Yeger et al., 2007 and Law, 2002). Thus, disabilities or difficulties that limit participation may consequently cause a lower sense of wellbeing (Engel-Yeger et al., 2009 and King et al., 2006). Previous research regarding physical disabled children shows different patterns of participation in outside school activities as compared to typical developing children. The differences are particularly expressed in social, spontaneous, and informal activities (Engel-Yeger et al., 2009, King et al., 2006 and Law et al., 2006). Children with ADHD normally study in the regular educational system, therefore expected to participate in everyday activities and occupations like their typical peers. Though Symptoms of ADHD are expressed in at least two different life settings, such as home and school (American Psychiatric Association, 2000), studies focused mainly on school settings. These studies found that children with ADHD have difficulties in school adjustment and in academic achievement (Frazier et al., 2004, Frazier et al., 2007 and Rapport et al., 2009). Little is known at present on the issue of how children with ADHD participate in extra curricula activities. For example, studies on participation in computer games showed that children with ADHD are at risk in developing addiction to the internet and spend more time playing computer games than typical children (Bioulac et al., 2008, Chan and Rabinowitz, 2006 and Yoo et al., 2004). Other studies that examined the social life reported that children with ADHD have poor social skills and inadequate behavior affecting their participation in various social activities (Cordier et al., 2009, Hurt et al., 2007 and Leipold and Bundy, 2000). Several studies indicated that children with ADHD may also have motor difficulties that affect their participation in sports activities (Beyer, 1999, Harvey and Reid, 1997, Harvey and Reid, 2003, Kiluk et al., 2009, Piek et al., 1999 and Pitcher et al., 2003). The above reviewed studies may explain why overtime, the difficulties that accompany ADHD children can dramatically affect self-esteem, wellbeing and participation in daily activities. Although the studies provide interesting data on children's participation in outside school activities, the studies are limited in the range of activities examined, both in terms of diversity and intensity. These issues emphasize the need to investigate participation patterns of children with ADHD in other life settings, especially with regard to activities performed after school hours. The purpose of the present study was, therefore, to compare participation patterns between non-medicated children with ADHD and typical peers in everyday activities that take place after school hours. Our hypothesis is that compared to typical boys, boys with ADHD will show a unique, different pattern of participation in everyday activities following school hours. In order to assess participation, the Children's Assessment of Participation and Enjoyment (CAPE) was developed by King et al. (2004). The CAPE is based on the child's self-report, derived from the client-centered approach. As it is the child who experiences his/her participation in activities, it is best understood from his/her perspective. This approach leads to a greater involvement of the child in his therapy and goal setting (Imms, 2008 and Law and Mills, 1998).