The Effects of Family-Based Mindfulness Intervention on ADHD Symptomology in Young Children and Their Parents : A Randomized Control Trial

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Author(s)

  • Herman H. M. Lo
  • Simpson W. L. Wong
  • Janet Y. H. Wong
  • Eline Snel
  • Samuel Y. S. Wong

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)667–680
Journal / PublicationJournal of Attention Disorders
Volume24
Issue number5
Online published29 Nov 2017
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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.

Research Area(s)

  • ADHD, children, family, mindfulness, randomized controlled trial

Citation Format(s)

The Effects of Family-Based Mindfulness Intervention on ADHD Symptomology in Young Children and Their Parents : A Randomized Control Trial. / Lo, Herman H. M.; Wong, Simpson W. L.; Wong, Janet Y. H.; Yeung, Jerf W. K.; Snel, Eline; Wong, Samuel Y. S.

In: Journal of Attention Disorders, Vol. 24, No. 5, 2020, p. 667–680.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review