The QbTest for ADHD assessment: Impact and implementation in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

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dc.contributor.author Pellegrini, Seán
dc.contributor.author Murphy, Mike
dc.contributor.author Lovett, Ella
dc.date.accessioned 2020-07-14T08:46:55Z
dc.date.available 2020-07-14T08:46:55Z
dc.date.issued 2020-04-22
dc.identifier.citation Pellegrini, S., Murphy, M. and Lovett, E. (2020) 'The QbTest for ADHD assessment: Impact and implementation in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services', Children and Youth Services Review, 114, 105032 (6pp). doi: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2020.105032 en
dc.identifier.volume 114 en
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 6 en
dc.identifier.issn 0190-7409
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/10243
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.childyouth.2020.105032 en
dc.description.abstract Background: The assessment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) requires the integration of many different sources of information. These sources of information are often subjective, so objective measures like the QbTest can be an asset to healthcare teams that diagnose ADHD. Method: The present study used a mixed-methods design to examine the impact of the introduction of the QbTest in Irish Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). The main analysis consisted of three focus groups with clinicians (n = 19) working in CAMHS. A concurrent pilot was run that consisted of the administration of 50 questionnaires to CAMHS clinicians (n = 17), service users (n = 15) and their families (n = 18). Results: Thematic analysis of focus group transcripts highlighted that clinicians considered the QbTest a valued addition to ADHD assessment as it was efficient, objective and clear. Survey data suggested that clinicians, service users and their families found the QbTest helpful and acceptable. Conclusions: The findings indicated that participants in the present study (clinicians, service users, parents and guardians) all had positive reactions to their experience with the QbTest. Recommendations for future research are discussed. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Elsevier Ltd. en
dc.rights © 2020, Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. This manuscript version is made available under the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license. en
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ en
dc.subject Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder en
dc.subject ADHD en
dc.subject QbTest en
dc.subject Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services en
dc.title The QbTest for ADHD assessment: Impact and implementation in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Seán Pellegrini, Applied Psychology, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland T: +353-21-490-3000 en
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dc.check.date 2023-04-22
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Children and Youth Services Review en
dc.identifier.articleid 105032 en


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