Participating from homes and offices: Proof-of-concept study of multi-point videoconferencing to deliver group parent training intervention for attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder.
Asian J Psychiatr. 2019 Mar;41:20-22
Authors: Shah R, Chakrabarti S, Sharma A, Grover S, Sachdeva D, Avasthi A
To find technology-based solution to logistical difficulties in conducting group parent training for ADHD, this pilot study evaluated feasibility and acceptability of multi-point videoconferencing, wherein parents participated from homes or offices. Ten 90-minute weekly sessions were delivered using online videoconferencing platform. Most parents found videoconferencing quite useful, convenient, satisfactory and acceptable; and reported improved self-competency. Compared to face-to-face consultations, they perceived videoconferencing as more cost and time-saving. Clinicians faced occasional problems with internet connectivity at spoke end and audio-video lag. Post-intervention improvement was noted in VADPRS scores. Overall, multi-point video-conferencing for delivering group interventions for ADHD is feasible and acceptable.
PMID: 30877843 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]