Effectiveness of Telehealth Service Delivery Model for Treating ADHD: A Community-Based Randomized Controlled Trial

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The Children's ADHD Telemental Health Treatment Study (CATTS) was a randomized controlled trial that used the experimental telehealth service model to examine the effect on ADHD symptoms. 223 children, referred by 88 primary care providers (PCPs) in 7 communities were randomized to either telehealth services or control treatment with PCPs. The telehealth service included 6 sessions over 22 weeks of combined pharmacotherapy, delivered by child psychiatrists. Results indicated that the telehealth arm improved signficantly more than the control arm. The AIMS Center developed a customized software (CMTS) to support the study. 

Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Publication date
April 2015
Kathleen Myers, MD, MPH, MS, Ann Vander Stoep, PhD, Chuan Zhuo, PhD, Carolyn A. McCarty, PhD, Wayne Katon, MD