What is the level of evidence for the use of currently available technologies in facilitating the self-management of difficulties associated with ADHD in children and young people? A systematic review

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Powell, Lauren, Parker, Jack and Harpin, Valerie 2017. What is the level of evidence for the use of currently available technologies in facilitating the self-management of difficulties associated with ADHD in children and young people? A systematic review. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry volume. 27 (11), pp. 1391-1412. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00787-017-1092-x
AuthorsPowell, Lauren, Parker, Jack and Harpin, Valerie
Abstract

A number of technologies to help self-manage attention defcit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and young people
(YP) have been developed. This review will assess the level of evidence for the use of such technologies. The review was
undertaken in accordance with the general principles recommended in the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews
and Meta-Analysis. 7545 studies were screened. Fourteen studies of technology that aim to self-manage difculties associated with ADHD in children and YP were included. Primary outcome measures were measures that assessed difculties
related to ADHD. Databases searched were MEDLINE, Web of Science (Core collection), CINAHL, the Cochrane Library,
ProQuest ASSIA, PsycINFO and Scopus. The methodological quality of the studies was assessed. This review highlights
the potential for the use of technology in paediatric ADHD management. However, it also demonstrates that current research
lacks robustness; using small sample sizes, non-validated outcome measures and little psychoeducation component. Future
research is required to investigate the value of technology in supporting children and YP with ADHD and a focus psychoeducation is needed.

KeywordsADHD; Technology; children; young people
Year2017
JournalEuropean Child & Adolescent Psychiatry volume
European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Journal citation27 (11), pp. 1391-1412
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLC
ISSN1018-8827
1435-165X
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/s00787-017-1092-x
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/624637
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Publication dates08 Dec 2017
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Accepted27 Nov 2017
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