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Effect of stimulant medication on lower extremity response time of boys with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

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Pedersen, SJ and Surburg, PR, Effect of stimulant medication on lower extremity response time of boys with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Perceptual and Motor Skills, 101, (2) pp. 401-407. ISSN 0031-5125 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.2466/PMS.101.6.401-407

Abstract

Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have been labeled as "inefficient movers"; however, little research has examined the effect of stimulant medication on lower extremity movements. 16 boys, 11 to 13 years old, with ADHD performed a lower-limb choice-response time task, both on and off medication. When nonmedicated, children had significantly slower reaction times to all three targets and significantly slower movement times for the contralateral and midline movements. For both conditions, children had significantly faster movement time when using the right leg than the left leg. These findings suggest that movement characteristics of children with ADHD are different under medicated and nonmedicated situations. © Perceptual and Motor Skills 2005.

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:59311
Year Published:2005
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2009-11-27
Last Modified:2011-11-24
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