Journal article

What Is the Health and Well-Being Burden for Parents Living With a Child With ADHD in the United Kingdom?

Tessa Peasgood, Anupam Bhardwaj, John E Brazier, Katie Biggs, David Coghill, David Daley, Cindy L Cooper, Cyril De Silva, Val Harpin, Paul Hodgkins, Amulya Nadkarni, Juliana Setyawan, Edmund JS Sonuga-Barke

JOURNAL OF ATTENTION DISORDERS | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2020

Abstract

Objective: To explore the burden associated with childhood ADHD in a large observational study. Methods: We recruited familes with at least one child (6-18 years) with ADHD via 15 NHS trusts in the UK, and collected data from all family members. We made careful adjustments to ensure a like-for-like comparison with two different control groups, and explored the impact of controlling for a positive parental/carer ADHD screen, employment, and relationship status. Results: We found significant negative impacts of childhood ADHD on parents'/carers' hours and quality of sleep, satisfaction with leisure time, and health-related quality of life (measured by the EuroQol-5D [EQ-5D]). We found a decrem..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This study was funded by Shire Development, LLC, a Takeda company. Review management and comments collation was provided by Caudex (funded by Shire International GmbH, Switzerland, a Takeda company).