The Musical Concentration Training with Pepe (MusiKo mit Pepe) is a group intervention for five to ten year-olds with attention deficits. This study deals with the stability of the ef- fects of the training (3-month-follow-up) in regard to the attention capacity, children’s self- reported quality of life, ADHD symptomatology, social behavior and internalizing problems in parent and teacher ratings. The statistical analysis is based on a multivariate two-factor control group design with three measurement times. The treated experimental group consist- ed of 62 children while the control group was composed of 46 children. The attention ca- pacity was assessed with the Test of Attentional Performance for Children (KiTAP), and the quality of life was measured using the Children ́s Questionnaire (KINDL-R). Parents and teachers completed the Symptom Checklist for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (FBB-ADHS) and for Conduct Disorder (FBB-SSV), which surveys the Diagnostic System of Mental Disorders in Children and Adolescents II based on ICD-10 and DSM-IV (DISYPS II). In addition, the Child Behavior Checklist and the Teacher ́s Report Form (CBCL; TRF) were applied. MANOVA results for the experimental group show significant stable im- provement in the children`s attention capacity, a reduction of ADHD symptomatology in the parent and teacher ratings, as well as a decrease of internalizing problems in parent ratings. The follow-up study also confirms the stability of the effects of the Musical Concentration Training with Pepe (MusiKo mit Pepe).
Hillmer, Jana-Mareike; Rothmann, Kathrin; Hosser, Daniela (2015) Das Musikalische Konzentrationstraining mit Pepe (MusiKo mit Pepe): Ergebnisse einer Follow-Up-Studie. In: Bulletin of Empirical Music Education Research. Available at https://openmusiclibrary.org/article/2250/.