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Guidelines of Abstracts
  • The abstract should be a maximum of 200 words in ENGLISH and identify up to five key words.
  • All abstract and full papers should NOT be previously published.
  • Research paper should include the research purpose, methods, results, and conclusion based on scientific procedure.
  • One author can only submit a maximum of two abstracts as the first author or three abstracts as the co-author.
  • Deadline for submission: 30 April 2018
  • The Scientific Committee of the Asian Family Summit will select and decide the acceptance of paper for either oral or poster presentation.

Acceptance of oral/paper submission has been closed.

(Word limit: 200 words)
The Effect of Family-based Mindfulness Intervention on Children with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Symptoms and Their Parents
LO, Hay Ming Herman / Assistant Professor / Polytechnic University of Hong Kong / Hong Kong
In Hong Kong, 4% of children are suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Their parents report higher level of stress and more negative parenting styles. A Family-Based Mindfulness Intervention (FBMI) is developed to manage the ADHD symptoms of children and the well-being of the family. The objectives of the project are to improve family well-being and examine the effectiveness of FBMI.

A multi-center, 8-week, wait-list randomized controlled trial of FBMI is being conducted in Hong Kong. The effectiveness is examined by comparing the groups receiving treatment to a wait-list control group. 85 of children at age of 5 to 7, with ADHD symptoms and their parents are recruited.

Results of the repeated measure ANOVA showed that 85 families after the program had significant improvements in child ADHD symptoms (F[1, 83] = 12.02, p = .00), behavioral problems (F[1, 83] = 6.24, p = .01), and parental stress (F[1, 83] = 9.09, p = .00), and children after FBMI program were found to have significant improvement in ADHD symptoms and behavioral problems. Parental stress was reduced. Further studies may examine the application of FBMI in other age groups and target population, and may compare the outcome with other intervention approaches.

ADHD, family-based intervention, mindfulness
Families with Special Needs
* Please submit the abstract in Microsoft Office Word or text format. If you are using Word 2007, save the file in Word 98-2003 format.

  • Author(s)
    Please write the authors name(s) with affiliation and country as follows:
    LASTNAME, first name / Position / Organisation / Country
    If there are multiple authors, please indicate the presenter by underlining the LAST NAME.
  • The body of the abstract
    The abstract body should not exceed 200 words and no less than 150 words.
    The abstract may NOT contain any figures or tables.
  • Please select five keywords of your presentation
    These words should give a hint of your paper's content.

* The official language of the Asian Family Summit is English. All selected papers have to be presented in English.