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The effect of body swinging on the hyperactive behavior among male hyperactive children in selected special education schools school year 1999-2000.


Jasmine P. Alfaro,
John Carlo S. Base,
Glenda D. Canete,
Floyd C. Dy,
Janine  F. Golez,
Romeo A. Martinez,
Robelyn G. Nacar,
Ruby Mae S. Soriano

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College of Rehabilitative Sciences - Occupational Therapy Department - Cebu Doctors' University

Publication Information

Publication Type
Thesis Degree
Occupational Therpay
Publication Date
March 2000


DESIGN: Quasi-experimental

SETTING: STAGES Center and Zapatera SPED school in Cebu City; Baingate Development school and Rehabilitation Center in Tagbiliaran City of Bohol.

SUBJECTS: Twelve (12) hyperactive students enrolled in the selected SPED schools, school year 1999-2000, who were undergoing Occupational Therapy during the conduct of the study.

PROCEDURE: The researchers reviewed the OT charts and selected those patients who had hyperactivity as a problem pertinent to OT each child was observed and rated using the hyperactivity checklist (refer to Appendix B) and an average pre-test score was obtained. Body swinging was then administered to the child prior to his/her OT sessions and was again observed and rated using the same checklist; an average post-test score was then gathered. Both the pre-test and post-test scores were tabulated and summed up and compared to get their mean difference.

RESULTS: Out of the twelve subjects eleven (11) of them had decreased post-test scores as compared to their pre-test scores. The average pre-test score was 4.61. The average posttest score was 3.33. The mean difference was 1.2. T-test 6.24 was greater than the critical value of 1.765 at .05 level of significance.

CONCLUSION: The findings indicate that body swinging significantly decreased the hyperactive behavior among the male hyperactive children.


OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of body swinging on the hyperactive behavior among male hyperactive children in selected special education (SPED) schools.


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