Impact of Family Card Board Game to Increase Attention and Reduce Inattention, Impulsivity and Hyperactivity in Children with ADHD

  • กมลพจน์ เริ่มคิดการณ์ National Institute for Child and Family Development, Mahidol University
  • วสุนันท์ ชุ่มเชื้อ National Institute for Child and Family Development, Mahidol University
Keywords: Board games; ADHD; attention


Objectives : To study the effect of the board game on increasing attention and reducing
behavior inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity in children aged 9-11 years with
ADHD with a family of children carrying out activities.
Method : The one group pretest - posttest design research model. The sample group
in this study is 9-11-year-olds who are diagnosed with ADHD which is diagnosed in the
DSM-5 system for 15 families. Sample group selected by The purposive sampling
method, use the Leiter International Performance Scale-Revised (Leiter-R) test to assess
the attention score and Swanson, Nolan, and Pelham IV (Form SNAP-IV Short form) in
Thai version to evaluate the behavior score (attention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity).
Analyze comparative data before and after activities using Wilcoxon matched-pairs
signed rank test.
Results : After completing the project, there were a total of 13 families from 15 families
in the community. The attention sustained scores of children with ADHD were statistic
significantly increased (inattention score: before = 7.462 / after score = 8.769, p-value
= .007) and from the evaluation of family behavior scores, the relationship of behavior
scores were also statistic significantly decreased (inattention score: before = 18.0 /
after = 15.769, impulsivity and hyperactivity score: before = 13.615 / after = 12.230;
p= 0.001, p= 0.003), according to the secret from the evaluation of behavior scores
by teachers found behavior scores were not stable and significantly endangered
(impulsivity and hyperactivity score: before = 13.769 / after = 12.0 p= 0.02)
Conclusion : Help Me Help Your Friend (Attention Family Board Game) may be increased
attention and reduced behavior inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity in children
with ADHD


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เริ่มคิดการณ์ก., & ชุ่มเชื้อว. (2019). Impact of Family Card Board Game to Increase Attention and Reduce Inattention, Impulsivity and Hyperactivity in Children with ADHD. Journal of the Psychiatric Association of Thailand, 64(3), 217-234. Retrieved from