Implementation of an internet based system for monitoring Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in the community

Yorkshire & HumberGeneric Health Relevance
Start Date: 1 Jan 2014

Project summary

Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) involves a complex assessment and treatment process which necessitates multiple stakeholders to work collaboratively. Indeed, the collection of impairment and symptom profiling that is carried out is paramount to the overall success of recommended interventions. This process often involves difficult and inefficient methods of data collection and often does not include the perspective of children under eleven.  

Aims

  • To implement the use of Health Tracker® with children/adolescents diagnosed with ADHD, their families, their teachers and the Health professionals involved in their care in CAMHS and Paediatric (Neurodisability) services in Sheffield.
  • To develop a database for routine use and the collection of long-term outcome data on a population based cohort of children and young people with ADHD. 


Anticipated outcomes

This project is will have explored the feasibility of using an innovative approach to monitoring ADHD whilst adhering to NICE guidelines and importantly, gaining the perspective of younger service users. The continued use of HT will also allow for further development of the database and will establish a research platform with a UK cohort of children/young people with ADHD.

Contact 
Dr Val Harpin
val.harpin@sch.nhs.uk