The Effectiveness of Incredible Years on Preschoolers with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): A Systematic Literature Review

Tatum Steele & Tianna Kortman, Sumner Sydeman, Department of Psychological Sciences, Northern Arizona University, S. San Francisco Street Flagstaff AZ 86011

The primary purpose of this research was to conduct a systematic literature review to evaluate already published research on the effectiveness of Incredible Years (IY) on preschoolers with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). To collect this research evidence, the Google Scholar electronic database through the Cline Library website was used. This database was searched with best-practice standards (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis protocols: PRISMA-P; Shamseer et al., 2015) for randomized trials in which Incredible Years was compared to a control. A total of seven randomized trials met predetermined inclusion criteria, such as research design, and were selected for this review. The results from this systematic literature review generally demonstrated that Incredible Years intervention was more effective than the controls of each study, and improved child behavior. This review supports the claim that Incredible Years is an effective treatment for preschoolers with ADHD. Limitations within the RCTs are discussed. 

Key terms: Systematic literature review, Incredible Years, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Additional Abstract Information

Presenters: Tianna Kortman, Tatum Steele

Institution: Northern Arizona University

Type: Poster

Subject: Psychology

Status: Approved

Time and Location

Session: Poster 10
Date/Time: Wed 1:30pm-2:30pm
Session Number: 6634