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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 939-943

Investigating kabaddi group game on reducing percentage and severity of stuttering in female children 7–11 years

Department of Higher Education Complex, Saravan University, Saravan, Iran

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Saeed Sepahi
Faculty Member of Higher Education Complex, Saravan
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ATMPH.ATMPH_257_17

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Background and Purpose: The research aimed to investigate the effect of kabaddi local game reducing the percentage and severity of stuttering among girls 7–11 years old in the city of Saravan. Material and Method: The population consisted of 23 students from Saravan city primary schools in the 1395–2015 school years, of which twenty as the sample size using nonrandom sampling method selected purposefully. The method used in this study is a quasi-experimental and pre- and post-test control group so that the effect 8-week kabaddi game in both group intensity and frequency of symptoms of stutter were measured. Results: To measure the frequency and severity of symptoms of childhood stuttering, stuttering tests and tests to measure the severity of stuttering were used. First, Kolmogorov–Smirnov test to determine the normality of data distribution and equal variances was used to examine Levine. Then, to test hypotheses, parametric t-paired test to determine intergroup differences between pre- and post-test groups and parametric t-independent test to determine differences between groups in pre- and post-test were used. After running 8 weeks in three sessions per week kabaddi game for half an hour each time, the frequency and severity of symptoms stutter were measured again. The results showed that children with stuttering in two training groups and controlling for age, severity, and the percentage of stuttered were homogeneous and uniform because the comparison mentioned in the pre-test variables was not significant. Conclusion: The difference between mean changes severity and the percentage of children stutter that exercise in control groups was not statistically significant.

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