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Evaluate the Effect of Reducing Sugars in Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity of Children

(2014) Evaluate the Effect of Reducing Sugars in Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity of Children. MARTINIA.


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The present study aimed to evaluate the effect of reducing sugars in attention deficit and hyperactive of children. This was an experimental study with pretest - posttest and control group. The statistical population included children with attention deficit / hyperactivity disorder who visited Tehran Treatment Centers. In a semi-experimental study with control group, 30 children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) were randomly assigned to an experimental group and a control group. Conner questionnaire was administered on the subjects. Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity was measured among the subjects in the first phase. An intervention was implemented on the experimental group while no intervention was administered to the control group. The first experimental group underwent refined sugar reduction program for 8 weeks. The collected data was analyzed using multivariate analysis of covariance. The covariance analysis results showed that Attention Deficit symptoms were reduced in sugar reduction experimental groups compared with the control group. According to findings, it can be concluded that sugar reduction is effective in decreasing the symptoms of attention deficit / hyperactivity disorder.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: attention deficit / hyperactivity disorder, artificial sweeteners and sugar substitutesConner Questionnaire
Subjects: WS Pediatrics > WS 103-105 Growth and Development
Divisions: Research Vice-Chancellor Department > Mother and Child Welfare Research Center
Depositing User: مرکز تحقیقات بهداشت مادر و کودک

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