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Peer-mediated multimodal intervention program for the treatment of children with ADHD in India: one-year followup.

Mehta S, Shah D, Shah K, Mehta S, Mehta N, Mehta V, Mehta V, Mehta V, Motiwala S, Mehta N, Mehta D - ISRN Pediatr (2012)

Bottom Line: Local high school student volunteers were then trained to continue to implement the program weekly over the period of one year.The Climb-Up program resulted in remarkable improvements in the students' school performances that were sustained throughout the year.These results show promise for a cost-effective program that could easily be implemented in any school.

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Affiliation: Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA.

ABSTRACT
The objective was to assess the efficacy of a one-year, peer-mediated interventional program consisting of yoga, meditation and play therapy maintained by student volunteers in a school in India. The population consisted of 69 students between the ages of 6 and 11 years, previously identified as having attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). A program, known as Climb-Up, was initially embedded in the school twice weekly. Local high school student volunteers were then trained to continue to implement the program weekly over the period of one year. Improvements in ADHD symptoms and academic performance were assessed using Vanderbilt questionnaires completed by both parents and teachers. The performance impairment scores for ADHD students assessed by teachers improved by 6 weeks and were sustained through 12 months in 46 (85%) of the enrolled students. The improvements in their Vanderbilt scores assessed by parents were also seen in 92% (P < 0.0001, Wilcoxon). The Climb-Up program resulted in remarkable improvements in the students' school performances that were sustained throughout the year. These results show promise for a cost-effective program that could easily be implemented in any school.

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Parent raw Vanderbilt scores for children in Climb-Up Program (N = 49). The figure shows the parents' raw Vanderbilt median scores for children in the Climb-Up program at baseline (May 2007), after 6-weeks (July 2007), and 6-month (Dec 2007) followup. The bar indicates the 25% and 75% quartiles for each data. The difference between the baseline value (May 2007) and both of the follow-up assessments is significant at P < 0.001. The difference between July 2007 and Dec 2007 is not significant (P > 0.05).
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fig3: Parent raw Vanderbilt scores for children in Climb-Up Program (N = 49). The figure shows the parents' raw Vanderbilt median scores for children in the Climb-Up program at baseline (May 2007), after 6-weeks (July 2007), and 6-month (Dec 2007) followup. The bar indicates the 25% and 75% quartiles for each data. The difference between the baseline value (May 2007) and both of the follow-up assessments is significant at P < 0.001. The difference between July 2007 and Dec 2007 is not significant (P > 0.05).

Mentions: The parents' follow-up assessments were completed in July 2007 for 53 students and December 2007 for only 49 of the students. Figure 3 shows that the median score decreased from 9, range 4–20 at baseline May 2007 to 6 range 2–18 in July 2007 and 5 range 0–18 in December 2007. Each assessment was significantly better from baseline (P < 0.001 Wilcoxon signed rank test). Though there was a small improvement between July 2007 and December 2007, it was not statistically significant (P = 0.12 Wilcoxon signed rank test).


Peer-mediated multimodal intervention program for the treatment of children with ADHD in India: one-year followup.

Mehta S, Shah D, Shah K, Mehta S, Mehta N, Mehta V, Mehta V, Mehta V, Motiwala S, Mehta N, Mehta D - ISRN Pediatr (2012)

Parent raw Vanderbilt scores for children in Climb-Up Program (N = 49). The figure shows the parents' raw Vanderbilt median scores for children in the Climb-Up program at baseline (May 2007), after 6-weeks (July 2007), and 6-month (Dec 2007) followup. The bar indicates the 25% and 75% quartiles for each data. The difference between the baseline value (May 2007) and both of the follow-up assessments is significant at P < 0.001. The difference between July 2007 and Dec 2007 is not significant (P > 0.05).
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fig3: Parent raw Vanderbilt scores for children in Climb-Up Program (N = 49). The figure shows the parents' raw Vanderbilt median scores for children in the Climb-Up program at baseline (May 2007), after 6-weeks (July 2007), and 6-month (Dec 2007) followup. The bar indicates the 25% and 75% quartiles for each data. The difference between the baseline value (May 2007) and both of the follow-up assessments is significant at P < 0.001. The difference between July 2007 and Dec 2007 is not significant (P > 0.05).
Mentions: The parents' follow-up assessments were completed in July 2007 for 53 students and December 2007 for only 49 of the students. Figure 3 shows that the median score decreased from 9, range 4–20 at baseline May 2007 to 6 range 2–18 in July 2007 and 5 range 0–18 in December 2007. Each assessment was significantly better from baseline (P < 0.001 Wilcoxon signed rank test). Though there was a small improvement between July 2007 and December 2007, it was not statistically significant (P = 0.12 Wilcoxon signed rank test).

Bottom Line: Local high school student volunteers were then trained to continue to implement the program weekly over the period of one year.The Climb-Up program resulted in remarkable improvements in the students' school performances that were sustained throughout the year.These results show promise for a cost-effective program that could easily be implemented in any school.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA.

ABSTRACT
The objective was to assess the efficacy of a one-year, peer-mediated interventional program consisting of yoga, meditation and play therapy maintained by student volunteers in a school in India. The population consisted of 69 students between the ages of 6 and 11 years, previously identified as having attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). A program, known as Climb-Up, was initially embedded in the school twice weekly. Local high school student volunteers were then trained to continue to implement the program weekly over the period of one year. Improvements in ADHD symptoms and academic performance were assessed using Vanderbilt questionnaires completed by both parents and teachers. The performance impairment scores for ADHD students assessed by teachers improved by 6 weeks and were sustained through 12 months in 46 (85%) of the enrolled students. The improvements in their Vanderbilt scores assessed by parents were also seen in 92% (P < 0.0001, Wilcoxon). The Climb-Up program resulted in remarkable improvements in the students' school performances that were sustained throughout the year. These results show promise for a cost-effective program that could easily be implemented in any school.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus