Aquatic Games Effectiveness in Controlling Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Children

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his research aims to identify the effect of aquatic games on: all aspectsADHD in children through an evaluation scale (Inattention, hyperactivity, impulsivity) and learning basic swimming skills. Both researchers used the experimental approach using pretest and posttests on a single experimental group. Participants have been chosen through purposive sampling from ADHD children studying at schools in Helwan and 15th of May cities. The sample consists of 40 children between the ages of 5 and 7. This sample was divided in a pilot study group (20 children) and a main study group (20 children). 5 children have been eliminated due to irregularities in attendance; therefore, the main sample is 15 ADHD children.
Results mainly showed statistically significant differences in favor of the post-test in the following:
1. Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and all of its elements as the percentage of improvement reached (31.39%) for family inattention, (23.57%) for family inattention, (24.71%) for family hyperactivity, (26.47%) for school hyperactivity, (26.29%) for family impulsivity, and (27.56%) for school impulsivity. The total of the family evaluation scale achieved (26.67%) improvement, and the school scale reached an improvement of (25.64%), making the improvement of the overall scale (26.15%)
2. There was also a noticeable improvement in favor of the post-test in basic skills like: adapting to the water, breathing, opening the eyes, floating, sliding, moving in the water, jumping and standing in the water. The rate of change in the posttest showed an increase of (236.09%-309.64%).
Original languageEnglish
Article number5
Pages (from-to)21-43
JournalInternational Journal of Sports Science and Arts Helwan University, Faculty of Physical Education for Girls
Volume 011
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2019

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