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Health technology assessment

Psychoeducation for adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Year: Desember 2016
  • By: Folkehelseinstituttet
  • Authors Hafstad E, Leiknes KA.
  • ISBN (digital): 978-82-8082-797-5
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The Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Knowledge Centre was commissioned by “Bestillerforum RHF” to undertake a rapid review of research on Psychoeducation for adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

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Key message

The Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Knowledge Centre was commissioned by “Bestillerforum RHF” to undertake a rapid review of research on Psychoeducation for adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Methods

We conducted a systematic search in nine medical, social science and health-related databases to identify relevant research publications about adults with ADHD and psychoeducative treatment. The search was conducted in September 2016.

Two researchers reviewed independently titles and abstracts found from the search against the inclusion criteria. We present information and comments about study population, intervention, outcomes and the authors' own conclusions from the included articles. We have not critically appraised the articles.

Results

The search identified a total of 362 unique references. We assessed three studies as possibly relevant, all with few participants included. We found no possibly relevant systematic reviews.

From these results it is not possible to draw any conclusions about the effect of psychoeducation with or without concomitant pharmacological treatment for adults with ADHD. The scarce findings are insufficient for further in-depth health technology assessment.