Can Paintball Game Improve Cognitive Functions in Children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder?

Elahe Arabameri, Marzieh Mosleminezhad

Abstract


The purpose of this study is to explore the effects of a moderate- to high-intensity paintball game program on fitness, cognitive functions, and ADHD-related behavior in children with ADHD. Fitness level, motor skills, behaviors, and cognitive functions are assessed by standardized tests before and after a 10-week training or control period. Findings show that participation in a paintball game program (improves muscular capacities, motor skills, behavior reports by parents and teachers, and level of information processing. A structured paintball game program may have clinical relevance in the functional adaptation of children with ADHD. This supports the need for further research in the area of physical activity with this population.


Keywords


attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, exercise, paintball, attention.

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