Efficacy of ADHD coaching for adults with ADHD

J Atten Disord. 2010 Mar;13(5):442-53. doi: 10.1177/1087054708329960. Epub 2009 Mar 10.


Objective: This is perhaps the first outcome study on the efficacy of ADHD coaching for adults with ADHD and its long-term effect.

Method: Forty-five adults (30 women, 15 men) rated 22 areas of concern before and after the coaching experience. Factor analysis of the 22 areas of concern revealed five factors. Descriptive statistics and intercorrelations were analyzed on the five factors.

Results: Test-retest reliabilities for each factor ranged from .44 to .61, all statistically significant at p < .01. In addition, there are many significant correlations between factors at similar times and factors at different time periods that provide preliminary research support for the efficacy of ADHD coaching. Repeated measures two-way analysis of variance was used to determine the effects of ADHD coaching alone as well as the combined effect with therapy or stimulants.

Conclusions: ADHD coaching had a positive impact on the lives of people with ADHD.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity / therapy*
  • Behavior Therapy / methods*
  • Factor Analysis, Statistical
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Patient Selection
  • Quality of Life
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Time
  • Treatment Outcome