The Effect of Group Experiential Learning for Parents on Aggressive Behaviors of Children with Attention–Deficit /Hyperactivity Disorder

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Jirapan Saboonma
Branom Rodcumdee
Sunisa Suktrakul

Abstract

Purposes: to compare aggressive behaviors of children with ADHD before and after using the
group experiential learning for parents program and to compare aggressive behavior of children
with ADHD using the group experiential learning for parents program and those who received
regular caring activities.
Design: Quasi-experimental research
Methods: Forty children with ADHD receiving services in outpatient department Rajanukul Institute,
who met the inclusion criteria, were paired up and then randomly assigned to experimental
group and control group; 20 subjects in each group. The experimental group received the group
experiential learning for parents program for 6 weeks whereas the control group received regular
nursing care. Research instruments were: 1) The personal data questionnaire, 2) The aggressive
behaviors assessment scale and 3) The group experiential learning for parents program of children
with ADHD. All instruments were content validated by a panel of 5 experts. The Content Validity
Index of the aggressive behavior scale was .93 and The Nonparametric statistics was used in data
analysis.
Findings: 1) Aggressive behaviors of children with ADHD after using the group experiential learning
for parents program was significantly less than that of before the treatment, at the .05 level.
2) Aggressive behaviors of children with ADHD received the group experiential learning for parents
program was significantly less than those received regular nursing care, at the .05 level.
Conclusion: The results of this study lead to the recommendation for the use of the group
experiential learning for parents program to decrease aggressive behavior

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