Driving Study for Teens 16 or 17 Years Old

What is the purpose of this study?

Cincinnati Children’s is conducting a research study, sometimes known as a clinical trial or clinical study, to look at how adolescents perform on a number of simulated driving tasks.

Who can participate?

Teens ages 16 or 17 may participate who:

  • Have a valid driver’s license

and either

  1. Have been diagnosed with ADHD


  1. Have ADHD symptoms such as short attention span, difficulty listening to others, easily distractible, fidgety behavior, excessive talking, or often interrupting others


  • From 16 To 17  years old



What is involved?

Your child will be in the research study for approximately 1 to 2 weeks. Participation in this research study will involve 2 study visits, 1 assessment visit, and 1 driving simulator visit. A detailed list of procedures will be provided to parents or guardians interested in knowing more about this study.

What are the benefits?

If you agree to allow your child to take part in this research study, your child may not receive a direct medical benefit. However, the information learned from this research study may benefit other patients with ADHD in the future.

Will I get all the facts about the study?

Parents interested in having their child participate will be given a consent form that thoroughly explains all of the details of the study. The form covers all of the procedures, the risks, the benefits, the pay, who to contact with questions or concerns and more. A member of the study staff will review the consent form with you and will be sure that all of your questions are answered.

What are the risks and discomforts of the study?

There are no known risks associated with study participation. Potential risks include boredom or muscle fatigue and nausea due to the driving simulator.

Do participants receive pay, compensation or reimbursement?

Study participants will receive up to $50 for completing the simulated driving tasks.

Who should I contact for more information?

Megan Narad
Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, MLC 10006
3333 Burnet Ave.
Cincinnati, OH  45229-3039 

Principal Investigator

Jeffery N. Epstein, PhD
Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center