TitleEvaluation of Neurofeedback on ADHD Using Mobile Health Technologies
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsPandria, Niki, Spachos D., and Bamidis Panagiotis
Conference NameMEDICON 2016
Date Published04/2016
Conference LocationPaphos, Cyprus

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common disorders that affect children. The existing therapeutic modalities have been characterized by side effects and short-term outcomes. Therefore, neu-rofeedback as non-invasive, non-pharmacological and painless biofeedback technique could be a promising treatment option. In this study, we present the experimental design of a project that aims to evaluate the neurofeedback effect on ADHD using a mobile health application called WHAAM. The application enables the network creation of individuals involved in child care (parents, teachers, health professionals) to collect information on the behavior of the child but further to evaluate the effectiveness of an intervention through provided quantitative-statistical reports. Our experimental design consists of five stages: (1) Inform parents concerning the project and complete of a consent form, (2) Select the child's behaviors to be observed and organization of child's network, (3) Gather data based on the predefined behaviors before neurofeedback, (4) Completion 20 session of neurofeedback with simultaneous behavior monitoring through WHAAM application, (5) Final data gathering based on the predefined behaviors after neu-rofeedback. The implementation of this study will introduce an innovative and objective way to evaluate an intervention with parallel involvement of a child care network in intervention's supervision.