标题：Massage therapy for the treatment of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents: A systematic review and meta-analysis
作者：Chen, Shu-Cheng; Yu, Branda Yee-Man; Suen, Lorna Kwai-Ping; Yu, Juan; Ho, Fiona Yan-Yee; Yang, Jun-Jun; Yeung, Wing-Fai
作者机构：[Chen, Shu-Cheng; Yu, Branda Yee-Man; Suen, Lorna Kwai-Ping; Yeung, Wing-Fai] Hong Kong Polytech Univ, Sch Nursing, Hong Kong, Peoples R China.; [Yu 更多
通讯作者地址：[Yeung, WF]Hong Kong Polytech Univ, Sch Nursing, Hung Hom, Kowloon, 11 Yuk Choi Rd, Hong Kong, Peoples R China.
来源：COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES IN MEDICINE
关键词：ADHD; Massage; Systematic review; Meta-analysis
摘要：Objective: To summarize the current evidence on the effects and safety of massage therapy for the treatment of ADHD in children and adolescents.; Method: A systematic review of 8 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and 3 case series studies was conducted with a meta-analysis of 4 of the RCTs.; Results: Pooled analysis showed that massage produced more improvement in ADHD symptoms in terms of effective rate compared to Ritalin (risk ratio: 1.39, 95%CI: 1.16 1.66; P = 0.0004). Individual RCTs suggested that massage was differed significantly from waitlist control in improving the conditions of anxious passive (mean difference: -11.7; 95%CI [-17.84, 5.56]; P = 0.0002), and asocial behavior (mean difference = 8.60; 95%CI [-15.87, 1.33]; P = 0.02).; Conclusion: Evidence suggests that massage therapy is beneficial for treating ADHD in children and adolescents.