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Mindfulnessbehandling i grupp för personer med ADHD

Åkerlind, Katarina LU (2016) PPTN76 20121
Department of Psychology
Abstract
The aim of his pilot study is to investigate changes regarding attention, impulsivity and activity in individuals with ADHD who have participated in a seven-weeks mindfulness based group therapy by using an objective test. The degree of mindfulness and self-concept has also been investigated. Method: Changes were investigated from the self-rating scales Conners’ Adult ADHD Rating Scale – self-report: short version (CAARS-S:S) and Five Facets of Mindfulness Questionaire (FFMQ) and from more objective data through the Quantified Behavior Test (Qb Test). Analyzable data ware collected from seven participants, six women and one man, in the ages 23 to 58 years. Results: On a group level two significant changes were found. Qb Test Reaction Time... (More)
The aim of his pilot study is to investigate changes regarding attention, impulsivity and activity in individuals with ADHD who have participated in a seven-weeks mindfulness based group therapy by using an objective test. The degree of mindfulness and self-concept has also been investigated. Method: Changes were investigated from the self-rating scales Conners’ Adult ADHD Rating Scale – self-report: short version (CAARS-S:S) and Five Facets of Mindfulness Questionaire (FFMQ) and from more objective data through the Quantified Behavior Test (Qb Test). Analyzable data ware collected from seven participants, six women and one man, in the ages 23 to 58 years. Results: On a group level two significant changes were found. Qb Test Reaction Time Variation decreased and CAARS-S:S subscale Problems With Self-Concept increased. A large effect-size was also found at the FFMQ subscale Acting with awareness. On an individual level positive as well as negative changes were found. Conclusions: In all a mildly positive change was found, suggesting that mindfulness based therapy could be a valuable complement to pharmacological treatment for individuals with ADHD. However the study was made on a small sample and the lack of control-group implicates that the changes also might depend on other factors than the treatment. (Less)
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Syftet med denna pilotstudie är att undersöka förändringar avseende uppmärksamhet, impulsivitet och aktivitet hos personer med ADHD som genomgått en sjuveckors mindfulnessbaserad gruppbehandling med hjälp av en objektiv testmetod. Graden av mindfulness och självbilden har också undersökts. Metod: Förändringar undersöktes både genom subjektiva självskattningar med Conners’ Adult ADHD Rating Scale –självskattning: kort version (CAARS-S:S) och Five Facets of Mindfulness Questionaire (FFMQ) samt mer objektiva data med Quantified Behavior Test (Qb Test). Analyserbara data fanns för sju deltagare, sex kvinnor och en man, i åldrarna 23 till 58 år. Resultat: På gruppnivå noterades två signifikanta förändringar. Qb Test Reaktionstidsvariation... (More)
Syftet med denna pilotstudie är att undersöka förändringar avseende uppmärksamhet, impulsivitet och aktivitet hos personer med ADHD som genomgått en sjuveckors mindfulnessbaserad gruppbehandling med hjälp av en objektiv testmetod. Graden av mindfulness och självbilden har också undersökts. Metod: Förändringar undersöktes både genom subjektiva självskattningar med Conners’ Adult ADHD Rating Scale –självskattning: kort version (CAARS-S:S) och Five Facets of Mindfulness Questionaire (FFMQ) samt mer objektiva data med Quantified Behavior Test (Qb Test). Analyserbara data fanns för sju deltagare, sex kvinnor och en man, i åldrarna 23 till 58 år. Resultat: På gruppnivå noterades två signifikanta förändringar. Qb Test Reaktionstidsvariation minskade och CAARS-S:S subskala Problem med självbilden ökade. En stor effektstorlek
uppmättes på FFMQ-subskalan Acting with awareness. På individnivå fanns så väl positiva som negativa förändringar. Samanfattning: Sammantaget fanns en försiktigt positiv förändring, vilket antyder att mindfulnessbaserad terapi skulle kunna vara ett värdefullt komplement till farmakologisk behandling för personer med ADHD. Deltagarantalet i studien är emellertid lågt och avsaknaden av kontrollgrupp innebär att förändringarna även kan tänkas bero på andra faktorer än behandlingen. (Less)
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Åkerlind, Katarina LU
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PPTN76 20121
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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problems with self-concept, degree of activity, impulsivity, attention, Qb Test, ADHD, mindfulness, CAARS-S:S, FFMQ, uppmärksamhet, impulsivitet, aktivitetsgrad problem med självbild
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Swedish
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4500011
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2016-02-18 11:38:48
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  note         = {Student Paper},
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