The effects of family-based mindfulness intervention on ADHD symptomology in young children and their parents: A randomized control trial

Hay Ming Herman LO, Wai Lap Simpson WONG, Janet Yuen Ha WONG, Wai Keung Jerf YEUNG, Eline SNEL, Samuel Yeung Shan WONG

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Abstract

Objective: The aim of the study is to investigate the feasibility of a family-based mindfulness intervention in improving children with inattention and hyperactivity symptoms. Method: A total of 100 children aged 5 to 7 years with ADHD symptoms and their parents were randomly assigned to a family-based mindfulness intervention (n = 50) or a wait-list control group (n = 50). Results: Families from intervention group had greater improvements in children's ADHD symptoms, with medium effect sizes of −0.60 for inattention and −0.59 for hyperactivity; overall behaviors; and parenting stress and well-being than those in wait-list control group. Conclusion: The positive results on the child primary outcome measures have provided initial evidence of the family-based mindfulness intervention as a treatment option to ADHD. The reduction of parental stress and increase in psychological well-being has demonstrated the value of mindfulness in enhancing parent's self-management. Copyright © 2017 The Author(s).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)667-680
JournalJournal of Attention Disorders
Volume24
Issue number5
Early online dateNov 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Mar 2020

Citation

Lo, H. H. M., Wong, S. W. L., Wong, J. Y. H., Yeung, J. W. K., Snel, E., & Wong, S. Y. S. (2020). The effects of family-based mindfulness intervention on ADHD symptomology in young children and their parents: A randomized control trial. Journal of attention disorders, 24(5), 667-680. doi: 10.1177/1087054717743330

Keywords

  • ADHD
  • Children
  • Family
  • Mindfulness
  • Randomized controlled trial

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