Why are we doing this research?

Cincinnati Children’s is conducting a research study, sometimes known as a clinical trial or clinical study, to test training programs to see if they might help teens with ADD (attention deficit disorder) or ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) become safer drivers.

Who can participate?

Teenagers 16 to 19 years old who have a history of ADD or ADHD and a valid driver’s license may be eligible to participate. A parent will also be asked to participate.

What will happen in the study?

The study involves 8 study visits over the next year. Each visit will last about two hours. Some visits will involve safe driving training. Other visits will involve testing teen’s driving skills using a driving simulator and road test.

If you are interested in having your child participate you will both be given a consent form that thoroughly explains all of the details of the study. A member of the study staff will review the consent form with you and your child and will be sure that all of your questions are answered.

What are the good things that can happen from this research? 

Your teen may or may not improve his/her driving performance, as a result of this study. Also, 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.

What are the bad things that can happen from this research? 

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.

Will you/your child be paid to be in this research study?

Families may receive up to $300 for their time and effort.

Who should I contact for more information?

Study Coordinator
Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
3333 Burnet Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45229-3039

Study Doctor

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

Where can I find additional information?


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