ADHD Research Study Opportunity

CHADD of Greater Sacramento is sharing information about an ADHD research study opportunity being conducted through the University of California-Davis MIND Institute:

Are you a parent of a child with ADHD? We want to know your experience with ADHD and exercise.

There is some emerging evidence that exercise helps to decrease ADHD symptoms in children, but we do not know which types of exercise parents perceive as the most beneficial and if parents are open to having their children participate in yoga as a form of exercise.

The purpose of this study is to survey parents about their perceptions regarding the effects of exercise on their children’s ADHD symptoms, and evaluate parental receptiveness to having their children participate in yoga as a form of exercise. Through this study we hope to learn which types of organized physical activity children with ADHD are most likely to participate in, and look for trends in the types of physical activities that parents perceive as the most beneficial for their children’s ADHD symptoms. It is important to take parental perceptions into account when considering interventions to be studied in the future. This study will also help to inform future research about parental interest in yoga as an intervention to treat ADHD symptoms in children.

Who Can Participate?

Parents of children diagnosed with ADHD. Your child must be between the ages 3 to 17 for you to participate in this study.

What does the study involve?

This is an online survey study. If you decide to participate you will be asked to answer up to 19 multiple choice or sliding scale questions regarding your child, how exercise affects his or her ADHD symptoms, and your feelings about yoga as a form of exercise.

What are the benefits?

There are no direct benefits to participants from participating in this research.

If you have any questions prior to participating in the study please contact Dr. Samantha Lewis by emailing sclewis@ucdavis.edu or calling 916-703-0279.

Visit the website below to participate in the study:

http://j.mp/1jrydqb

November 2015 Support Group Meeting

CHADD of Greater Sacramento’s next monthly support group meeting will be Tuesday, November 3, 2015, from 7-9 p.m. The November meeting will feature small discussion groups (7-8:30) for:

  • adults with ADHD and family, spouses or partners of adults with ADHD
  • families of children with ADHD

Bring your thoughts and questions about issues related to living with ADHD, including school and work questions, time management and organizational skills, relationships, healthier living, and more. ADHD impacts many areas of life; finding a supportive group of people who “get it” can make a real difference!

The group time will be followed by networking time (8:30-9).

Meetings are free and open to the public. A $5 donation is requested if you are not a CHADD member, but no one is ever turned away for lack of funds.

CHADD of Greater Sacramento support group meetings are held at the UC Davis Medical Center MIND Institute, 2825 50th Street, Sacramento, CA 95817. Get directions.