Thank you for taking the time to read about this project.
We are a group of researchers from Birkbeck, University of London, investigating ADHD in adults.
Our aim is to understand individual differences in ADHD, and how different ADHD medications may affect cognitive abilities.
The study will be part of the PhD thesis of one of the researchers (Andrea Caso)
The study will take place at Birkbeck, University of London, in the Bloomsbury Area (WC1E 7HX) and it will take up to 1.5 hours.
Participants will receive £15 for their time.
In this study, we would like to see how different sets of abilities differ in individuals with an ADHD diagnosis and the type of medication they are taking. Ideally, this should help tailor future treatments to individual needs and abilities and help devising more reliable cognitive biomarkers
(a good definition of this is 'a characteristic that is objectively measured and evaluated as an indicator of normal or pathological processes')
Please, note that we DO NOT give our participants any clinical advice.
If you have any health concerns about your diagnoses and your medications, we encourage you to talk to your GP.
The design/methods of the project
Participants will be asked to complete an engaging task on a touch pad on two different conditions. In one they will have unlimited time, in the other one, they have to complete the task within a time limit.
Then, they will be asked to fill out a few standard questionnaires on ADHD symptoms, anxiety/depression, and daily forgetfulness.
The list of questionnaires is available upon request.
Participants will NOT be assessed on their performance.
All data will remain STRICTLY anonymous and confidential.
We are compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Characteristics of required participants
To take part, participants have to be over 21, have received a diagnosis of ADHD, be currently taking medications, and have no neurological complications (TBI, epilepsy, migraine, focal brain damage).
Names & status of researchers
Andrea Caso, PhD student, Birkbeck (email@example.com)
Prof. Richard Cooper, Supervisor, Professor of Cognitive Science (Birkbeck) (R.Cooper@bbk.ac.uk.)
Dr. Simona Salomone, Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck
Name of funding bodies
Birkbeck, University of London
If you are interested in taking part in the study, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
A poster can be found in the link: www.andreacaso.com/adhd-study.html
Details of ethical approval
The study has been approved by the Ethics Committee of Birkbeck's Department of Psychological Sciences (approval #171863, latest amendment on 19th of September 2018). The document can be provided upon request.
We are looking forward to your participation.
The research team.