Objective: The present study evaluated the near (attention) and far (reading, ADHD symptoms, learning, and quality of life) transfer effects of a Computerized Progressive Attention Training (CPAT) versus Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) practice among adults with ADHD compared to a passive group. Method: Fifty-four adults participated in a non-fully randomized controlled trial. Participants in the intervention groups completed eight 2-hr weekly training sessions. Outcomes were assessed before, immediately after, and 4 months post-intervention, using objective tools: attention tests, eye-tracker, and subjective questionnaires. Results: Both interventions showed near-transfer to various attention functions. The CPAT produced far-transfer effects to reading, ADHD symptoms, and learning while the MBSR improved the self-perceived quality of life. At follow-up, all improvements except for ADHD symptoms were preserved in the CPAT group. The MBSR group showed mixed preservations. Conclusion: Both interventions have beneficial effects, however only the CPAT group exhibited improvements compared to the passive group.
|Number of pages||20|
|Journal||Journal of Attention Disorders|
|State||Published - May 2023|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This research was funded by grant from the Chief Scientist of the Israeli Ministry of Health Research Fund to LS.
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- cognitive training
- mindless reading
- Stress, Psychological/therapy
- Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity/therapy
- Quality of Life