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Living SMART: an Internet course for adults with ADHD
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

ADHD affects executive functions and pharmacological treatment is the most common intervention. Medication is ineffective for some and psychosocial interventions are scarcely available. CBT that teaches organizational skills for managing ADHD-symptoms has shown promising results. Smartphones can help individuals perform executive tasks such as planning and organization and they could be efficacious as a support tool for ADHD patients. The current study is a RCT that compares an online course (n=29) based on previously effective CBT treatments for ADHD to a wait-list control (n=29). The intervention focused on teaching the use of an online calendar and smartphone apps. The intervention brought significant improvement (p < 0.001) to participants regarding ADHD symptoms and 38% of participants were considered clinically significantly improved. This indicates that online treatments using IT-tools for ADHD is effective and that smartphones can be used as a tool for aiding individuals with impairments in executive functions.

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2013. , 35 p.
Keyword [en]
ADHD, Internet delivered treatment for ADHD, Online CBT, Online treatment, Smartphone treatment for ADHD, Smartphone treatment, Inattention, Hyperactivity, Impulsivity, Procrastination, Organizational skills, Online calendar, Smartphone calendar, To-do-lists, N-back memory training, White noise
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Applied Psychology
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-103088OAI: diva2:715300
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Karolinska Institutet
2013-01-11, 13:00 (Swedish)
Available from: 2014-05-05 Created: 2014-05-02 Last updated: 2014-05-05Bibliographically approved

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