What Is the Health and Well-Being Burden for Parents Living With a Child With ADHD in the United Kingdom?
AuthorPeasgood, T; Bhardwaj, A; Brazier, JE; Biggs, K; Coghill, D; Daley, D; Cooper, CL; De Silva, C; Harpin, V; Hodgkins, P; ...
Source TitleJournal of Attention Disorders
PublisherSAGE PUBLICATIONS INC
Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
Document TypeJournal Article
CitationsPeasgood, T., Bhardwaj, A., Brazier, J. E., Biggs, K., Coghill, D., Daley, D., Cooper, C. L., De Silva, C., Harpin, V., Hodgkins, P., Nadkarni, A., Setyawan, J. & Sonuga-Barke, E. J. S. (2020). What Is the Health and Well-Being Burden for Parents Living With a Child With ADHD in the United Kingdom?. JOURNAL OF ATTENTION DISORDERS, 25 (14), pp.1962-1976. https://doi.org/10.1177/1087054720925899.
Access StatusOpen Access
Objective: To explore the burden associated with childhood ADHD in a large observational study. Methods: We recruited familes with at least one child (6-18 years) with ADHD via 15 NHS trusts in the UK, and collected data from all family members. We made careful adjustments to ensure a like-for-like comparison with two different control groups, and explored the impact of controlling for a positive parental/carer ADHD screen, employment, and relationship status. Results: We found significant negative impacts of childhood ADHD on parents'/carers' hours and quality of sleep, satisfaction with leisure time, and health-related quality of life (measured by the EuroQol-5D [EQ-5D]). We found a decrement in life satisfaction, mental well-being (as measured by the Short-Warwick Edinburgh Mental Well-Being Scale [S-WEMWBS]), and satisfaction with intimate relationships, but this was not always robust across the different control groups. We did not find any decrement in satisfaction with health, self-reported health status, or satisfaction with income. Conclusion: The study quantifies the impact on the health and well-being of parents living with a child with ADHD using a survey of families attending ADHD clinics in the United Kingdom.
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