This research is called the PAINT-C research. This stands for ‘Psychosocial ADHD Interventions – care as usual’. Examples of psychosocial treatments are behaviour therapy for the child, parent training or psychoeducation, which is information about ADHD and its treatment. Care as usual’ means ‘the usual care’, with this we mean the treatment and supervision as it appears in daily practice. In the PAINT-C project, we map out how the care for children with ADHD and hyperactive behaviour looks like in daily practice.
It is important to map the current practice of care, because it is still unclear whether children with ADHD and their parents always receive the best and most appropriate care. For example, we do not yet know whether ADHD care is provided as prescribed by the ADHD guidelines. How the care is structured will be mapped using short questionnaires. The data collection of this sub-study has been completed and is currently being written up in scientific articles.
For the dissemination of the knowledge generated by this study, the Academic Workshop ADHD and Pressure Behaviour is an important platform.