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Comparison of Working Memory between Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD and Normal Children

Author(s): Najmeh Hamid | Farideh Nargesi

Journal: Jundishapur Scientific Medical Journal
ISSN 2252-052X

Volume: 11;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 403;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: ADHD | Working memory | Children.

Background and Objective: The aim of this research was to study the working memory between Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and normal children.Subjects and Methods: The research method was causal comparison and expose factor. From a total population of Ahvaz male schoolchildren, 59 students were screened for ADHD. Then, 42 students with ADHD were selected randomly. In addition, 42 normal students were randomly selected as control group. The instruments were Canner’s Questionnaire, Raven Progressive Matrices Test and Working Memory Index (WMI). We used MANOVA to analyze the data.Results: The results revealed that there was a significant difference between working memory capacity in ADHD and normal children (P
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