Are you an 18-21 year-old with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who is currently enrolled in a 2-year college or vocational/trade school? If so, you may be able to participate in a research study investigating the effects of tracking ADHD symptoms and receiving feedback on symptoms by smartphone. Compensation provided.
Young adults who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may experience symptoms such as difficulty paying attention and focusing on tasks, trouble sitting still, and acting impulsively. The purpose of this study is to find out if tracking and receiving feedback about ADHD symptoms via smartphone can improve ADHD symptoms in young adults. Researchers hope their findings lead to better ways to manage ADHD symptoms in the future.
COULD THIS STUDY BE RIGHT FOR YOU?
- Ages 18-21
- Have ADHD
- Read and understand English
- Currently enrolled in a 2-year college or vocational/trade school
WHAT PARTICIPANTS CAN EXPECT
This study involves two video calls that happen three weeks apart. During the first call, participants will be evaluated by a clinician to confirm the diagnosis of ADHD. Participants will also answer questions on their smartphone about ADHD symptoms every day for three weeks.
IRB:STUDY19070178B - Symptom Tracking for ADHD in Real Time using Smartphones (START Smart): Developing a Mobile-Health Intervention to Reduce Impairment in Young Adults with ADHD
MEET THE RESEARCHER
Traci Kennedy, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She is a member of the Youth and Family Research Program and mentored by Drs. Brooke Molina and Sarah Pedersen. Dr. Kennedy specializes in research that investigates how ADHD unfolds from childhood through adulthood, and she is particularly interested in developing interventions to help individuals with ADHD successfully make the transition from adolescence to young adulthood.