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Kim, Park, and Kim: Effects of a Social Skill Training Program on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity, Communication Ability, and Peer Relations in Children Using a Community Child Center



In this study the effects of a social skill training program on attention deficit hyperactivity, communication ability, and peer relations in children using a community child center were examined.


A quasi-experimental design was used. Data were collected from November 10 to December 15, 2009. To test the effects of the social skill training program, the children using a community child center were divided into two groups, an experimental group (21) and a control group (21). The outcomes were measured by the Korean ADHD Rating Scales (K-ARS), communication ability scales, and peer relations scales.


Significant differences were found in attention deficit hyperactivity scores and peer relations scores between the experimental group and the control group.


The results suggest that the social skill training program applied cognitive behavior therapy is a useful nursing intervention for decreasing the attention deficit hyperactivity and improving the peer relations of these children using a community child center.

Figures and Tables

Table 1
Social Skill Training Program: Theme and Specific Contents
Table 2
Homogeneity Test of General Characteristics between Experimental and Control Group (N=42)

Exp.=experimental group; Cont.=control group.

Fisher's exact test.

Table 3
Homogeneity Test for the Experimental and Control Groups in Pretest (N=42)

Exp.=experimental group; Cont.=control group.

Table 4
Comparisons of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity, Communication Ability, and Peer Relations between the Experimental and Control Groups (N=42)

Exp.=Experimental group; Cont.=Control group.


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