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Fractionated lower extremity response time performance in boys with and without ADHD

Citation

Pedersen, SJ and Surburg, PR and Heath, M and Koceja, DM, Fractionated lower extremity response time performance in boys with and without ADHD, Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly , 21, (4) pp. 315-329. ISSN 0736-5829 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1123/apaq.21.4.315

Abstract

The purpose was to investigate central and peripheral processing mechanisms through the use of electromyography (EMG) to determine differences between the performance of children with and without ADHD on a lower extremity choice response time task. Sixteen children with ADHD were tested on and off medication along with 19 children without ADHD. For premotor time, the comparison group performed significantly faster than children with ADHD. The longer latencies exhibited in central processing of children with ADHD were related to midline crossing inhibition (MCI). Medication improved the speed of processing for children with ADHD, but did not negate MCI.

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:63178
Year Published:2004
Web of Science® Times Cited:9
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2010-04-16
Last Modified:2010-05-03
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