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Systematic review of meditation-based interventions for children with ADHD

Overview of attention for article published in European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, May 2017
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Title
Systematic review of meditation-based interventions for children with ADHD
Published in
European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, May 2017
DOI 10.1007/s00787-017-1008-9
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Authors

Subhadra Evans, Mathew Ling, Briony Hill, Nicole Rinehart, David Austin, Emma Sciberras

Abstract

Meditation-based interventions such as mindfulness and yoga are commonly practiced in the general community to improve mental and physical health. Parents, teachers and healthcare providers are also increasingly using such interventions with children. This review examines the use of meditation-based interventions in the treatment of children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Electronic databases searched included PsycINFO, Medline, CINAHL, and AMED. Inclusion criteria involved children (aged to 18 years) diagnosed with ADHD, delivery of a meditation-based intervention to children and/or parents, and publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Studies were identified and coded using standard criteria, risk of bias was assessed using Risk of Bias in Non-randomised Studies- of interventions (ROBINS-I), and effect sizes were calculated. A total of 16 studies were identified (8 that included children in treatment, and 8 that included combined parent-child treatment). Results indicated that risk of bias was high across studies. At this stage, no definitive conclusions can be offered regarding the utility of meditation-based interventions for children with ADHD and/or their parents, since the methodological quality of the studies reviewed is low. Future well designed research is needed to establish the efficacy of meditation-based interventions, including commonly used practices such as mindfulness, before recommendations can be made for children with ADHD and their families.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 148 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 27 18%
Student > Doctoral Student 22 15%
Student > Bachelor 20 14%
Unspecified 18 12%
Researcher 16 11%
Other 44 30%
Unknown 1 <1%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 64 43%
Unspecified 27 18%
Medicine and Dentistry 12 8%
Social Sciences 12 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 6%
Other 23 16%
Unknown 1 <1%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 15. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 July 2019.
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#1,059,521
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Outputs from European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
#96
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#34,092
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Outputs of similar age from European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
#7
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