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The effects of fish oil supplementation to school-aged children with ADHD in visual perception and attention
ADHD;attention;fish oil;visual attention
|Issue Date: ||2011-12-01 11:25:37 (UTC+8)|
|Abstract: ||本研究主要是針對注意力缺陷過動症兒童進行規律或未口服魚油的介入，旨在探討魚油對注意力缺陷過動症學童的視覺認知與注意力之影響。研究對象是高雄市某復健科診所中的24名注意力缺陷過動症的國小兒童，隨機分配至實驗組與控制組各12名；實驗組利用每日早晚飯後的半小時內服用1000 mg的魚油，為期十二週；控制組則按一般作息方式進行日常活動。研究工具以視覺認知評估測驗(TVPS-3)及多向度注意力測驗為量化研究工具，並輔以注意力缺陷/過動障礙測驗讓家長填寫。
There are only few reports of intervention studies of fish oil on visual perception and attention problems in school-aged ADHD-children in Taiwan.
Objective: To assess the effects of visual perception and attention problems in school-aged ADHD-children after taking fish oil.
Design: First to fifth graders (6-11 years of age) studied in primary school from a rehabilitation clinic in Kaohsiung city, were randomly divided into either a fish oil group (n=12) or a control group (n=12). They were all diagnosed as ADHD and didn’t receive any drug or other treatment at the same time. Subjects in fish oil group took two fish oil capsules per day (480mg DHA and 720mg EPA/day) for twelve weeks. Others in control group followed the original daily routine and didn’t take any nutrients. Two groups were both administered by TVPS-3 and Multi-dimensional Attention Test at the start and the end of the study. Simultaneously, parents helped to finish the Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Test (ADHDT).
Results: Regular supplement with fish oil associated significantly with the performance in visual perception. After twelve weeks, the fish oil group showed a significant improvement in subtests of visual discrimination (VD), visual memory (VM), spatial relationship (SR), sequential memory (SM) and figure ground (FG) than control group and than in pretest. But there were no differences between two groups in posttests of form constancy (FC) and visual closure (VC) after intervention. In results of attention, the fish oil group showed significant improvement in selective and persistent subtests than control group and than in pretest. However, there were no differences between two groups in subtest of separate attention after intervention. In symptoms of ADHD, the fish oil group showed a significant decrease compared with control group after intervention.
Conclusions: Regular supplement with fish oil could improve the performance of school-aged ADHD-children in visual perception, attention and reduce the symptoms interfered by ADHD.
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