Corinna Isensee, York Hagmayer, Aribert Rothenberger, Lillian Rothenberger and Andreas Becker

AWMF-Leitlinie zu Hyperkinetischen Störungen in der Praxis: Wissen, Vertrautheit, Nutzung und Einstellung bei Therapeuten und Ärzten im Kinder- und Jugendbereich. = The AWMF-Guidelines for Hyperkinetic Disorders in Therapeutic Practice—Knowledge, familiarity, utilization, and attitude of psychotherapists and physicians

Zeitschrift für Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie und Psychotherapie

Objective: The AWMF-Guidelines for Hyperkinetic Disorders (ADHD) provide psychotherapists and physicians with guidance concerning diagnostics and treatment for one of the most common disorders in children and adolescents. To date, however, it is unclear how these guidelines are being applied by practicing therapists (both physicians and psychotherapists) and what they consider to be its pros and cons. This study proposes (1) to analyze the differences between the estimation of ADHD-guidelines by users and nonusers, their corresponding attitudes, experiences, and evaluations of context factors; and (2) to analyze whether users and nonusers differ in their therapeutic practice. Methods: 71 therapists participated in a nonrepresentative online survey. Results: The hypothesis was confirmed that, on average, users had a more positive attitude toward and experience with guideline-driven treatment than did nonusers. The results also show a small positive effect of guideline use on treatment quality. However, the methods employed by users and nonusers only moderately corresponded with the recommendations of the guidelines. Conclusions: It was shown that the ADHD guideline is only rarely being used, even under advantageous conditions, and that a practice-oriented form of the guideline does not exist until now. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)

Accession Number: 2015-09604-001. Translated Title: The AWMF-Guidelines for Hyperkinetic Disorders in Therapeutic Practice—Knowledge, familiarity, utilization, and attitude of psychotherapists and physicians. Partial author list: First Author & Affiliation: Isensee, Corinna; Klinik fur Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie, Universitatsmedizin Gottingen, Gottingen, Germany. Release Date: 20150511. Publication Type: Journal (0100), Peer Reviewed Journal (0110). Format Covered: Electronic. Document Type: Journal Article. Language: German. Major Descriptor: Health Personnel Attitudes; Physicians; Psychotherapists; Treatment Guidelines; Treatment. Minor Descriptor: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity; Diagnosis; Psychotherapist Attitudes. Classification: Professional Personnel Attitudes & Characteristics (3430); Health & Mental Health Treatment & Prevention (3300). Population: Human (10). Age Group: Adulthood (18 yrs & older) (300). Methodology: Empirical Study; Quantitative Study. References Available: Y. Page Count: 10. Issue Publication Date: Mar, 2015. Publication History: Accepted Date: Jul 7, 2014; First Submitted Date: Feb 26, 2014. Copyright Statement: Verlag Hans Huber, Hogrefe AG, Bern. 2015.