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ERIC Number: ED460544
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-May
Pages: 8
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The Effect of Acupressure for Moderating Behavior of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Adolescents.
Johnson, Lynn; Sinnott, Jan
This study examined the effects of an acupressure intervention with two adolescents previously diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). An inventory based on standard criteria for diagnosing ADHD was completed by each student, their parents, case workers, and teachers both before and after the intervention. The intervention consisted of 4 1-hour acupressure sessions given to each participant over 3 to 4 weeks. For the male participant, all raters concurred that average ADHD behavior was reduced with teachers' ratings showing the greatest behavioral change. However, for the female participant, the pretest inventory did not indicate ADHD behavior and other data were incomplete. Results suggest that acupressure may be an intervention that could be used to improve ADHD behaviors. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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