Investigating the predictive role of working memory in risky decision-making in children with attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder

Najarzadegan, M. and Nejati, V. and Amiri, N. (2016) Investigating the predictive role of working memory in risky decision-making in children with attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder. Feyz Journal of Kashan University of Medical Sciences, 19.

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Abstract

Background: Risky decision-making can be considered as one of the main deficits in attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). There are various factors that lead to decision-making deficit in children with ADHD, including deficit in working memory as a component of executive functions. This study aimed to examine the relationship between working memory and risky decision-making in children with ADHD. Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 45 children (19 girls and 26 boys) with ADHD were selected using the non-probability sampling method. Children with comorbid disorders were excluded from the study. The N-Back test and the balloon analogue risk task (BARAT) were used to evaluate working memory and risky decision-making, respectively. Results: The results of Pearson correlation showed that working memory was correlated with risky decision-making (P<0.01). Moreover, the results of step-wise regressions showed the predictive role of working memory in risky decision-making of the participants (P<0.01). Conclusion: Results of this study show that working memory is negatively correlated with risky decision-making. Also, working memory scores can predict risky decision-making in children with ADHD. Therefore, it can be concluded that risk-taking will be reduced by improving working memory.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Multidisciplinary
Divisions: Feyz journal
Depositing User: ART . editor
Date Deposited: 07 May 2017 12:14
Last Modified: 22 May 2017 14:37
URI: http://eprints.kaums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1516

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