for people ages 8-12 (full criteria)
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To conduct an RCT to evaluate the efficacy of the system, we will recruit 60 children (ages 8-12) with ADHD who will be randomized to either immediate (n=30) or delayed (n=30) treatment (i.e., a wait-list control group). Among those randomized to immediate treatment, half will be assigned to DHI (delivered via a smartwatch and smartphone application) and half will be assigned to an active control treatment as usual (TAU) group who will receive the smartwatch with no assigned activities, applications, or interventions on the devices. The intervention period will last 16 weeks; after a participant has been in the delayed treatment group for 16 weeks and has completed the post-waiting period assessment, he or she will be assigned to either the intervention or active control group. Thus, 30 participants will complete the intervention and 30 will complete the active control, with half of the total sample also completing a wait-list period.

Official Title

Digital Health Intervention for Children With ADHD: Improving Mental Health Intervention, Patient Experiences, and Outcomes


ADHD, Digital Health Intervention Group


You can join if…

Open to people ages 8-12

  1. DSM-5TR diagnosis of ADHD through prior medical or psychological evaluations at the time of admission to the program,
  2. ability to complete questionnaires and use an app in English,
  3. reported IQ of at least 80 in order to ensure that the participant has the cognitive skills needed to use the app, and
  4. parent/guardian available to consent and provide feedback in English.

You CAN'T join if...

  • Failure to meet any of the inclusion criteria


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University of California, Riverside
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Expecting 60 study participants
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