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Online Information-Seeking Behaviors Of Parents Of Children With Adhd, Adam Sage, Delesha Carpenter, Robyn Sayner, Kathleen Thomas, Larry Mann, Sandra H. Sulzer, Adrian Sandler, Betsy Sleath Feb 2017

Online Information-Seeking Behaviors Of Parents Of Children With Adhd, Adam Sage, Delesha Carpenter, Robyn Sayner, Kathleen Thomas, Larry Mann, Sandra H. Sulzer, Adrian Sandler, Betsy Sleath

Kinesiology and Health Science Faculty Publications

This article describes (a) parent questions about ADHD (attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder), (b) parent Internet use to seek ADHD information, and (c) associations between type of Internet access and ADHD information-seeking. Seventy parents of children (ages 7-17 years) with ADHD completed questionnaires after their child’s visit with their pediatrician. Bivariate relationships were assessed using chi-square statistics, Pearson correlation coefficients, or t tests. Parents identified an average of 8.9 questions about ADHD for their child’s provider. Common questions were related to medication and long-term implications of ADHD. A majority of parents searched the Internet for general ADHD information ...


Youth Views On Communication About Adhd And Medication Adherence., Betsy Sleath, Delesha Carpenter, Robyn Sayner, Kathleen Thomas, Larry Mann, Adam Sage, Sandra H. Sulzer, Adrian D. Sandler Jan 2017

Youth Views On Communication About Adhd And Medication Adherence., Betsy Sleath, Delesha Carpenter, Robyn Sayner, Kathleen Thomas, Larry Mann, Adam Sage, Sandra H. Sulzer, Adrian D. Sandler

Kinesiology and Health Science Faculty Publications

The purpose of this study was to examine youth perceptions of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) communication with their pediatric providers, their reported adherence to their ADHD medications, and their desired location for an ADHD educational program. Youth ages 7 through 17 with an ADHD diagnosis were recruited. A research associate interviewed the youth. Parents completed demographic questionnaires. Seventy families participated. One-third of the youth wanted more discussion about ADHD with their providers during visits. The average youth had over eight questions about ADHD and its treatment. Most youth wanted to learn about ADHD at their provider’s office. Non-white ...