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Molagholamreza Tabasi F, Aliabadi F, Alizade Zarei M, Qorbani M, Rostami R. Survey of Behavioral Problems and Sensory Processing in Children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Iranian Rehabilitation Journal. 2016; 14 (1) :63-68
URL: http://irj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-633-en.html
1- Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
2- Department of Community Medicine, School of Medicine, Alborz University of Medical Sciences, Karaj, Iran.
3- Department of Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.
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Objectives: All individuals need to have the ability of appropriate sensory processing for proper functioning in the environment and participation in daily activities. Moreover, behavioral functions can be affected by sensory processing problems. This study aimed to determine the relationship between behavioral problems and sensory processing in 7 to 10 years old children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Methods: This descriptive (cross-sectional) study included 60 children with ADHD aged 7 to 10 years, who were referred to a comprehensive psychiatric center. Short Sensory Profile (SSP) and Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) questionnaires were used for assessing the patterns of sensory processing and behavioral problems in the patients.
Results: There was a negative correlation between internalizing behavioral problems (r=−0.426) and externalizing behavioral problems (r=−0.465), and the total score of sensory processing in ADHD children (P<0.05).
Discussion: The findings of this study showed that some behaviors in children with ADHD could be due to certain defects in their sensory processing.

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Type of Study: Original Research Articles |
Received: 2015/07/13 | Accepted: 2015/11/26 | Published: 2016/03/1

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