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The Official Journal of the Korean Academy of Kinesiology 2012;14(3):63-70.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.15758/jkak.2012.14.3.63     Published online July 30, 2012.
The Effect of Horse Riding Machine Exercise on Attention and Balance in Children with ADHD
Chang-Ho Jang
Suseong College
Correspondence:  Chang-Ho Jang,
Email: chjang7@hanmail.net
Received: 31 May 2012   • Accepted: 21 July 2012
Abstract

INTRODUCTION
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of horse riding machine exercise on attention and balance in children with ADHD.
METHOD
Ten children with ADHD participated in this experiment. Subjects performed Horse riding machine exercise for 45 minutes a day, Monday through Friday, for 6 weeks. The effect of Horse riding machine exercise was evaluated by measurements of CNT for attention and Biorescue for balance. The data obtained before and after the exercise was analyzed statistically by using paired t-test.
RESULT
The results of this study were as follows: 1. The horse riding exercise for children with ADHD significantly increased the visual attention and auditory attention(p<.05). 2. The horse riding exercise for children with ADHD significantly increased balance with eye open position and eye closed position(p<.05).
CONCLUSION
Therefore, these results indicate that the horse riding machine exercise improves attention and balance in children with ADHD.
Keywords: Riding, Attention, Balance, ADHD


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