Format

Send to

Choose Destination
J Atten Disord. 2017 Aug;21(10):872-881. doi: 10.1177/1087054714548032. Epub 2014 Aug 29.

The Effects of Mindfulness-Based Intervention on Children's Attention Regulation.

Author information

1
1 Brown University, Providence, RI, USA.
2
2 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, USA.
3
3 Portland State University, OR, USA.
4
4 Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

This article describes results from a randomized clinical trial of a mindfulness-based intervention for parents and children, Mindful Family Stress Reduction, on a behavioral measure of attention in youths, the Attention Network Task (ANT).

METHOD:

Forty-one parent-child dyads were randomly assigned to either the mindfulness-based intervention condition or a wait-list control. School-age youths completed the ANT before and after the intervention.

RESULTS:

Results demonstrate significant, medium-size ( f2 = -.16) intervention effects to the conflict monitoring subsystem of the ANT such that those in the intervention condition decreased in conflict monitoring more than those in the wait-list control. Youths in the intervention condition also showed improvements in their orienting subsystem scores, compared with controls.

CONCLUSION:

Mindfulness-based interventions for youths have potential utility to improve attentional self-regulation, and future research should consider incorporating measures of attention into interventions that use mindfulness training.

KEYWORDS:

Attention Network Test; Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction; children; family; mindfulness; randomized controlled trial

PMID:
25172884
DOI:
10.1177/1087054714548032
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Atypon
Loading ...
Support Center