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The Effect of Stress on the Subjective Discomfort and Skin Conductance Level in Adults with ADHD Tendency
Suim Yang, Yongmae Baek
STRESS. 2017;25(4):299-305.   Published online December 31, 2017
DOI: https://doi.org/10.17547/kjsr.2017.25.4.299
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Background:

The purpose of this research was to study an effect of stress stimulation on Skin Conductance Level and subjective discomfort on adult groups with ADHD tendency (12 people) and control group (12 people).

Methods:

In order to measure the physiological stress responses, all experiment participators’ Skin Conductance Level was checked through the bio-feedback equipment on the participators’ bodies, which relayed information in the process of the baseline period, the Stroop word-color test period, the resting period, the mental arithmetic test period and the resting period. The subjective discomfort was measured by setting the inconvenience level while taking the tests as a 7 according to the Likert scale.

Results:

The result showed that the ADHD tendency group showed higher Skin Conductance Level on the stress circumstances. They maintained the high level during rest phase. Also, the group showed higher subjective discomforted level.

Conclusions:

The research confirmed that stress administration and emotion regulations are needed to be included in goals for medication on ADHD groups.


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