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The Effect of Taekwondo Practice on Anxiety in Adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder during Following Taekwondo Taegeuk Poomsae | Abstract
Journal of Depression and Anxiety

Journal of Depression and Anxiety
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-1044

Abstract

The Effect of Taekwondo Practice on Anxiety in Adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder during Following Taekwondo Taegeuk Poomsae

Abdelmottaleb Kadri* and Fairouz Azaiez

Research suggests that adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) who also suffer from anxiety are in the risk zone of a number of negative outcomes ADHD. These teens have a longer reaction time, do not seem to be overactive and seem inattentive. A clinical study suggests that these adolescents have problems planning their future, perform specific tasks, are less determined and seem to have problems with working memory, including being forgetful and having trouble keeping information for transformation. The combination of ADHD and anxiety is usually detected later in life than earlier in life, as do only the symptoms of ADHD. A 2 × 4 factorial ANOVA revealed that anxiety was more common in these adolescents with ADHD. Thus, inattention was found to be more closely related to expected outcomes than symptoms of hyperactivity and impulsivity. In this context, the objective of this study was to investigate the effects of one and a half year Taekwondo (TKD) intervention on psychological function in adolescents with ADHD. Comparisons between the TKD and control groups at baseline did not reveal significant differences. These results suggest that adolescents with simultaneous ADHD and anxiety may require different intervention approaches to treatment. There is statistically significant decrease of mean Total posttest Intensive Care Psychological Assessment Tool (IPAT) anxiety scale in experimental group in comparison to control group (P<0.05) (52.550) and (32.400). In conclusion, the movements and techniques of poomsaes (MTP) intervention program can help adolescents with ADHD improve their psychological function the martial art of Taekwondo is finding a niche in the treatment of psychological disorders and will likely prove to be a useful complement to verbal therapy. The martial art of Taekwondo can help develop both better bodies and better minds and may lead to a better, more peaceful society.

Published Date: 2021-08-31; Received Date: 2021-08-03

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