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Access to diagnosis, treatment, and supportive services among pharmacotherapy-treated children/adolescents with ADHD in Europe: data from the Caregiver Perspective on Pediatric ADHD survey

Overview of attention for article published in Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, March 2017
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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Title
Access to diagnosis, treatment, and supportive services among pharmacotherapy-treated children/adolescents with ADHD in Europe: data from the Caregiver Perspective on Pediatric ADHD survey
Published in
Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, March 2017
DOI 10.2147/ndt.s128752
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Moshe Fridman, Tobias Banaschewski, Vanja Sikirica, Javier Quintero, Kristina S Chen

Abstract

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood psychiatric disorders and negatively impacts caregivers' lives. Factors including barriers to accessing care, dissatisfaction with support services, and lack of caregiver resources may contribute to this. To report caregivers' experiences of ADHD diagnosis, behavioral therapy (BT), and supportive care for children/adolescents with ADHD. The Caregiver Perspective on Pediatric ADHD (CAPPA) survey included caregivers of children/adolescents (6-17 years) from ten European countries who were currently receiving/had received ADHD pharmacotherapy in the previous 6 months. Caregivers reported experiences of obtaining an ADHD diagnosis, access to BT, availability of caregiver resources, and level of health care/school support. Pan-EU and country-specific descriptive statistics are reported; responses were compared across countries. Of 3,616 caregivers, 66% were female. Mean age of children/adolescents was 11.5 years; 80% were male. Mean time from the first doctor visit to diagnosis was 10.8 (95% confidence interval 10.2, 11.3) months; 31% of caregivers reported the greatest degrees of difficulty in obtaining an ADHD diagnosis; 44% of children/adolescents did not receive BT. Forty-seven percent of caregivers reported that sufficient resources were available, 44% were "very satisfied"/"satisfied" with medical care, and 50% found health care providers "very supportive"/"somewhat supportive". Mainstream schools were attended by 82% of children/adolescents. Of those, 67% of caregivers thought schools could help more with the child/adolescent's ADHD and 48% received extra help/special arrangement. Results varied significantly between countries (P<0.001, all parameters). Almost a third of caregivers reported a high degree of difficulty in obtaining an ADHD diagnosis for their child/adolescent, less than half felt that sufficient resources were available, and gaps in support from health care providers/schools were identified. Findings underscore the need to improve access to diagnosis and provision of supportive services to enable better standards of care, and potentially reduce the impact of child/adolescent ADHD on caregivers' lives.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 30 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 7 23%
Student > Bachelor 6 20%
Student > Master 4 13%
Professor > Associate Professor 3 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 3%
Other 3 10%
Unknown 6 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 8 27%
Psychology 6 20%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 13%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 7%
Neuroscience 2 7%
Other 1 3%
Unknown 7 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 42. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 21 June 2018.
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#469,877
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#2
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