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mrj 2011, 5(1): 14-18 Back to browse issues page
Unilateral Neglect in Children with Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder
Khatere Borhani 1, Faranak Aliabadi 2, Mahdi Alizadeh Zarei 1, Nasrin Amiri 3, Marzieh Kazem Targhi 4, Ghorban Taghizadeh Hajlouei 4
1- دانشکده توانبخشی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی تهران
2- دانشکده توانبخشی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی تهران , f-aliabadi@tums.ac.ir
3- دانشگاه علوم بهزیستی و توانبخشی تهران
4- سایر
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Background and aim: Visuo-spatial attention is an ability by which a portion of visuo-spatial space is selected for efficient processing of the information orienting from it. people show a normal bias in visuo-spatial attention. The direction of this bias in Attention deficit Hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is different from normal people's bias. Some cases diagnosed with ADHD can show a significant inattention in one side of the space, which is called unilateral neglect. The aim of this study is to investigate on how the visou-spatial bias is in children with ADHD.
Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional study, fifteen children (7-10 years) were classified with ADHD-combined type (ADHD-C) and 15 children were matched for age, gender and IQ. Samples had been chosen through simple random sampling and they did Wechsler Intelligence Scale for children(WISC-IV) and also  the Edinburgh Handedness Inventory for assessing whether they had inclusion criteria or not. For participants, visuo-spatial attention was assessed using the Star Cancellation Test.
Results: The results suggest that, there is a significant difference between ADHD-C groups performance and control group's performance in the Star Cancellation Test (p<0.05). Unilateral neglect recognized in ADHD-C group and it was in the left half of the space.
Conclusion: There is a significant difference in visuo-spatial attention between ADHD group and control group. Moreover, unilateral neglect which has seen in some ADHD-C cases should consider as an important item in this disorder. Further research in this area is needed.

Keywords: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorde (ADHD), Visuo-Spatial attention, Unilateral Neglect
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2011/06/28 | Accepted: 2011/09/19 | Published: 2013/07/14
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Borhani K, Aliabadi F, Alizadeh Zarei M, Amiri N, Kazem Targhi M, Taghizadeh Hajlouei G. Unilateral Neglect in Children with Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder. mrj. 2011; 5 (1) :14-18
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