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REC Study Number: 11/SC/0541ERGO
Study ID number: 681RGO
reference number: 8377
Dear Southampton ADHD,
We are writing to ask for your participation in a research project at the University of Southampton.
This project will investigate the presence or absence of cognitive and motivational adverse events following treatment with methylphenidate (MPH; e.g., Ritalin, Concerta).We are particularly interested in your experiences and impressions of how MPH may affect children’s thinking and motivation in the long term. To explore this topic, we are interviewing clinicians, teachers, parents and adolescents and adults with ADHD.
We would like to interview you to find out what your individual experiences are.
What would be involved?
We would like to conduct a brief interview with you. This interview would take approximately 30 minutes, and the interviewer could conduct the interview over the phone, or will travel to your office or other agreed location at a mutually agreed time and date.
What are the benefits of participation?
We expect that the information generated from these interviews will help clarify whether MPH leads to cognitive or motivational adverse effects, and what these effects may look like practically and clinically. We intend to use the information generated by you to develop a questionnaire which will allow us to survey a wider sample. Taking a wider perspective, we believe that what we will learn from this study will greatly improve our understanding of the side effect profile of MPH. This will allow us to identify any areas that may currently be missing from routine follow up treatment, and eventually lead to the improvement of services which would enhance many different aspects of functioning for children with ADHD.
The data that you will provide can help us with this longer-term process.What should I do next?We very much hope that you are interested in participating in our interview study. If you are and would like to find out more about the study,
please email Dr. Hanna Kovshoff, [email protected]
with your contact detailsIf you would like to talk to us about the interview before deciding, please feel free to call (023 8059 8719)
or email Dr. Hanna Kovshoff, the person who will be performing the interviews with you:
With many thanks for your support. I hope to meet you soon!Yours sincerely,
Dr Hanna Kovshoff, School of Psychology,
University of Southampton