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Lower extremity movement preparation and children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

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Pedersen, SJ and Surburg, PR, Lower extremity movement preparation and children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 25, (1) pp. 36-48. ISSN 0736-5829 (2008) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2008 Human Kinetics, Inc.

Official URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18209243

DOI: doi:10.1123/apaq.25.1.36

Abstract

This study investigated the movement preparation (reaction time) and movement execution (movement time) of children with and without ADHD by manipulating the uncertainty of occurrence. Participants performed a seated lower extremity choice response time protocol, which contained either 10% catch trials or 30% catch trials along with 27 empirical stimuli to one of three target directions. Results indicated that children with ADHD were significantly slower at processing lower extremity movements than their peers for the condition with increased number of catch trials, but not the condition with fewer catch trials. These findings suggest that children with ADHD are more affected by the uncertainty of an empirical stimulus during the preparation phase of a movement response than their agematched peers are. © 2008 Human Kinetics, Inc.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist Studies in Education
Research Field:Special Education and Disability
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and Learning
Objective Field:Learner and Learning Processes
Author:Pedersen, SJ (Dr Scott Pedersen)
ID Code:59307
Year Published:2008
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2009-11-27
Last Modified:2015-04-01
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