Principal Investigator: Brooke Molina, PhD
Funding Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse
This project was the prequel to our ADHD in Primary Care – Teen Study. It was a developmental project that involved 1) understanding how ADHD treatment is managed in the primary care setting, and 2) developing clinical practice strategies for primary care providers who care for young adult college students with ADHD. The project included six local primary care practices - three pediatric and three family practices – and more than 100 of their young adult patients in college.
Initial assessments were conducted with both the young adult patients and the providers who deliver their ADHD care. All practices were trained to deliver a brief provider-led intervention to more effectively manage ADHD treatment; the providers, and all staff members from the practice, were encouraged to implement the techniques with their patients. Post-training surveys were collected from providers, practice staff, and young adult patients to examine the feasibility and effectiveness of this intervention.
Analyses are currently underway and we are excited to share results soon.