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J Research Health 2016, 6(3): 345-354 Back to browse issues page
Relationship between quality of life and cognitive function in school aged children with attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder
Sepideh Boojari , Hojatolah Haghgoo , Reza Rostami , Sahar Ghanbari , Samaneh Nematollahi
Department of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Rehabilitation Sciences, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz,
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Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder have deficiency in many aspects of cognitive functions and quality of life (QOL). The study aimed to examine the relationship between cognitive functions and quality of life in children with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This analytical study is a correlation one. 60 participants were chosen according to statistical formula. Participants were evaluated using the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children Revised edition (WISC-R). Their cognitive functions and quality of life (QOL) were assessed by Cognitive Assessment System (CAS), Continuous Performance Test plus Integrated Visual/Auditory (CPT+IVA) and Pediatric Quality of Life inventory (Pads 4.0) Generic Core Scale. After analyzing data a significant correlation was found between attention and school functioning of QOL in all grades, separately. Furthermore, significant correlations were found among full scale attentions of CPT+tIVA test with psychosocial functioning and also total score of QOL, in grade 2 and in grade 5, as well Social Functioning in two grades children. Also significant correlations were found among simultaneous subscale of CAS and emotional, social and psychosocial functioning of QOL, in grade 4. Cognitive functions of children with ADHD have effects on some domains of QOL.

Keywords: Quality Of Life, Cognitive functions, Children, ADHD
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Type of Study: Orginal Article | Subject: Applicable
Received: 2014/07/16 | Accepted: 2014/12/29 | Published: 2016/06/20
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DOI: 10.7508/jrh.2016.03.008


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Boojari S, Haghgoo H, Rostami R, Ghanbari S, Nematollahi S. Relationship between quality of life and cognitive function in school aged children with attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder. J Research Health. 2016; 6 (3) :345-354
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