Manipal Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences


Introduction: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common behaviour disorders of childhood. Mental health and school practitioners are increasingly faced with the challenge of assessing children and adolescents who might have ADHD. The purpose of the study was to assess the effectiveness of dance movement therapy (DMT) among ADHD children. Methods: Data collection was done using demographic proforma; SNAP IV rating scale and an opinionnaire. Results: Analysis revealed post-test teacher and parent mean scores were significantly lower than the pre-test teacher and parent mean scores i.e. the t-value for teacher is t(29)=16.81 and for parent is t(29)=15.74.This significant reduction in the post-test scores revealed that there was an improvement in the ADHD assessment scores done by the teachers and parents. Conclusion: Based on the findings it is concluded that DMT was highly effective as a complementary therapy to treat children with ADHD.

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