Influence of Education on Acceptance of Treatment for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Among Women
The goal of this research study is to measure what percentage of women who suspect they have symptoms of ADHD will go on to be diagnosed with ADHD using accepted practice standards. The study will also evaluate the influence education on the genetics of ADHD has on a woman in her deciding to receive behavioral health treatment for ADHD.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Influence of Education on Acceptance of Treatment for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Among Women|
- To determine if offering relative risk genotyping for ADHD, and educating around the genetic and environmental contributions to ADHD, may lead to greater health care acceptance in women who struggle with ADHD. [ Time Frame: 24 hours ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- To determine if women who think they have ADHD actually have ADHD. [ Time Frame: 24 hours ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Biospecimen Retention: Samples With DNA
|Study Start Date:||March 2009|
|Study Completion Date:||January 2011|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Women with symptoms of ADHD. Women who either think they may have ADHD or have been previously diagnosed with ADHD but have not been treated for it.
Education on the genetics of ADHD and treatment options for ADHD
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects approximately 10-12% of school-aged children in the United States, making it one of the most common psychiatric disorders in children. It is characterized as inattention and hyperactivity-impulsivity, which has persisted for at least 6 months to a degree that is maladaptive and inconsistent with developmental level (DSM-IV-TR). ADHD is a non-fluctuating illness unlike many other psychiatric co-morbid conditions.
|United States, South Dakota|
|Avera Research Institute|
|Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States, 57105|
|Principal Investigator:||Timothy Soundy, MD||Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center|
|Principal Investigator:||Kent Andre, MD||Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center|
|Principal Investigator:||Nicole Christensen, MD||Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center|
|Study Chair:||Gareth Davies, PhD||Avera Institute of Human Behavioral Genetics|