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Psychoeducation Intervention Effectiveness to Improve Social Skills in Young People with ADHD: A Meta-Analysis.

Authors
  • Powell, Lauren Amy1
  • Parker, Jack2
  • Weighall, Anna1
  • Harpin, Valerie3
  • 1 University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK.
  • 2 University of Derby, Derby, UK.
  • 3 Ryegate Children's Centre, Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield, UK.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Attention Disorders
Publisher
SAGE Publications
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2022
Volume
26
Issue
3
Pages
340–357
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1177/1087054721997553
PMID: 33666104
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can be associated with limited understanding of the condition and poor social skills. Some evidence favors a psychoeducational approach, but little is known about the effectiveness of psychoeducation. Systematic review and meta-analysis of studies assessing psychoeducational interventions that aim to improve social skills of young people with ADHD. Ten studies, including 943 participants, reported across 13 papers met the inclusion criteria. Although effect sizes were small, findings suggest the included interventions significantly improved social skills in young people with ADHD. Results show promise for psychoeducational behavioral interventions . However, the recommendations that can be developed from existing evidence are somewhat limited by the low quality of studies. Further rigorous trials are needed. In addition, future research should consider the long-term outcomes for these interventions, they should be iteratively co-designed and research should consider the context they intend to be delivered in.

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