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Changing Family Practices with Assistive Technology: MOBERO Improves Morning and Bedtime Routines for Children with ADHD

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Families of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) often report morning and bedtime routines to be stressful and frustrating. Through a design process involving domain professionals and families we designed MOBERO, a smartphone-based system that assists families in establishing healthy morning and bedtime routines with the aim to assist the child in becoming independent and lowering the parents’ frustration levels. In a two-week intervention with 13 children with ADHD and their families, MOBERO significantly improved children’s independence and reduced parents’ frustration levels. Additionally, use of MOBERO was associated with a 16.5% reduction in core ADHD symptoms and an 8.3% improvement in the child’s sleep habits, both measured by standardized questionnaires. Our study highlights the potential of assistive technologies to change the everyday practices of families of children with ADHD.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems : CHI '16
Number of pages13
Place of publicationNew York, NY, USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication year7 May 2016
Pages152-164
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-3362-7
DOIs
StatePublished - 7 May 2016
EventACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - California, San Jose, United States
Duration: 7 May 201612 May 2016

Conference

ConferenceACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
LocationCalifornia
LandUnited States
BySan Jose
Periode07/05/201612/05/2016

    Research areas

  • Children, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, ADHD, Sleep, Mobile, Assistive Technology, Mental Health, Routines, behavior change

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