Teens 16 and 17 Years Old With ADD or ADHD for Research Study

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 learn more about how families with a teenager who has a history of ADD or ADHD make driving decisions.Researchers also want to learn more about how doctors can help teen drivers with a history of ADD or ADHD drive more safely.

Who can participate?

Teenagers 16 or 17 years old with a history of ADD or ADHD, and one of their parents may be eligible to participate.

What is involved?

The study involves 1 study visit which will last about 2 hours. You and your teen will be asked to participate in separate focus groups (discussions) and complete questionnaires. The discussions and questionnaires are in regard to driving history and driving behavior. The questionnaires will also include information about you and your teen including age, gender and any diagnoses.

What are the benefits?

You and your teen may not receive a direct medical benefit. However, the information learned from this research study may benefit other teens with ADD or ADHD in the future, by helping us to develop interventions that will help teens drive more safely.

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, whom 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?

The risks and discomforts associated with this study are considered to be very minimal. Possible risks and discomforts will be discussed with parents or guardians interested in learning more about the study.

Do participants receive pay, compensation or reimbursement?

Families will receive up to $100 for this one-visit study (lasting up to 2 hours).


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

Study Doctor

Annie Artiga Garner, PhD
Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center