The Treatment of Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): The Impact on Marital Relationships and Family Functioning
Référence bibliographique 
Errington, Tara Anne. 2012. «The Treatment of Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): The Impact on Marital Relationships and Family Functioning». Thèse de doctorat, Montréal, Université McGill, Département de psychiatrie.
Intentions : «The aim of this pilot study is to explore how treatment of adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) impacts marital relationships and overall family functioning.» (p. 26)
Questions/Hypothèses : The hypotheses are: - «Effective treatment of adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder will improve marital relationships - Effective treatment of adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder will improve family functioning» (p. 26-27).
Échantillon/Matériau : «The quantitative phase included 16 participants, 8 male patients and 8 female spouses or common-law partners (from this point on participants refers to both the patients who received treatment as well as their spouses or common-law-partners). » (p. 36) The qualitative phase was «[...] conducted with five of the couples.» (p. 5)
Type de traitement des données : Analyse statistique Analyse qualitative
«[R]esearch exploring the impact of treating an adult with ADHD on family members, relationships, and overall family functioning is sparse.» (p. 8) «Quantitative results [of this thesis] indicated that adults with ADHD observed an improvement in marital relationships following treatment. However, spouses reported family functioning changing as a result of treatment. The qualitative interviews suggested that adults with ADHD were more likely to describe their relationships as improving following treatment. Neither adults with ADHD, nor their spouses reported changes in family functioning following treatment. In general, both adults with ADHD and their spouses supported the use of multimodal for the treatment of ADHD.» (p. 5)