Assessment of the Professional Difficulties of Adult With Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder Patients

Impact of Adult With Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder on Professional Activity, a Prospective Cohort Study


Lead Sponsor: University Hospital, Strasbourg, France

Source University Hospital, Strasbourg, France
Brief Summary

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), which is common and well known in children, persists into adulthood in more than 60% of cases, with significant impact on quality of life. Professional domain is particularly impaired.

The investigators hypothesize that ADHD symptoms causes professional difficulties, on the emotional, cognitive, physical and relational levels.

The main objective of this study is to better characterize these professional difficulties at to follow-up these difficulties after one year. Difficulties will be assessed by questionnaires and semi-directive interview.

The secondary objective is to determine what factors modulate these difficulties and what compensation strategies are implemented to address the patients.

Overall Status Not yet recruiting
Start Date December 2019
Completion Date December 2021
Primary Completion Date December 2019
Study Type Observational
Primary Outcome
Measure Time Frame
The Work Limitations Questionnaire (WLQ-25) 1 year
Secondary Outcome
Measure Time Frame
Maslach Burnout Inventory 1 year
Enrollment 50

Intervention Type: Other

Intervention Name: questionnaires

Description: answer questionnaires

Arm Group Label: ADHD in professional activity


Sampling Method: Non-Probability Sample


Inclusion criteria:

- Patients aged 18 to 62 years

- Diagnosis of attention deficit disorder with or without hyperactivity by a psychiatrist

- No treatment for ADHD in childhood or adolescence

- Patient who has been in a professional situation during the last 3 months

Exclusion criteria:

- Patient on sick leave or unemployed for more than 3 months

- Depressive episode in acute phase

- Subject with a mobility project that prevents follow-up for 1 year (planned move)

- Impossibility of providing the subject with informed information (subject in an emergency situation, difficulties in understanding the subject, mental retardation, illiteracy or insufficient command of the French language...)

- Subject under the protection of justice

- Subject under guardianship or curatorship

Gender: All

Minimum Age: 18 Years

Maximum Age: 62 Years

Healthy Volunteers: No

Facility: Contact: Investigator: Les Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg Sébastien WEIBEL +33 3 88 11 51 57 [email protected] Sébastien WEIBEL Principal Investigator
Location Countries


Verification Date

November 2019

Responsible Party

Type: Sponsor

Has Expanded Access No
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Arm Group

Label: ADHD in professional activity

Description: Adult ADHD patients in active employment at the time of inclusion or who were in employment within 3 months prior to inclusion

Patient Data Undecided
Study Design Info

Observational Model: Cohort

Time Perspective: Prospective