Online Mindfulness-Based Intervention for ADHD

2020-01-18 10:35:33 | BioPortfolio


This study aims to evaluate the efficacies of an online mindfulness-based intervention for emerging adults with ADHD in Malaysia. The investigators hypothesized that online mindfulness-based intervention may improve ADHD symptoms and executive functions of emerging adults with ADHD.


Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common neurodevelopmental disorder that often persist to adulthood. In Malaysia, the Chinese ethnic is having the highest prevalence rate of hyperactivity symptoms. Nevertheless, there are only limited evidence-based treatment options targeting the core symptoms of ADHD, as well as executive functions in adulthood. In addition, conventional psychotherapeutic approaches for adults with ADHD have found to be highly labor-intensive. Emerging adulthood is a distinct developmental stage of 18 - 29 years old, with unique challenges that rarely addressed in mental health system. Recently, mindfulness-based intervention appears to be a promising treatment for adults living with ADHD but it has not been evaluated among Malaysian emerging adults with ADHD. The investigators proposed a two-arm randomized controlled trial, comparing an eight-week online mindfulness-based intervention program with an online introductory psychology program. The outcomes include changes of inattention symptom, changes of hyperactivity-impulsivity symptom, and changes of executive functions from pretest to posttest, 1-month follow-up and 3-month follow-up. To investigators' best knowledge, this randomized controlled trial will be the first to test the efficacious of online mindfulness-based intervention for ADHD among emerging adults. It will provide evidence on the efficacious of online treatment for this often-overlooked population in the mental healthcare system.

Study Design


Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder


Online Mindfulness-based Intervention, Online Introductory Psychology Program


Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman


Enrolling by invitation


Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman

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