Designing a Digital Artifact for Data Collection to Improve Daily ADHD Medication

Rikard Rosenbacke, Navid Tajhizi, Ioanna Constantiou, Åsa Melhus

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Hundreds of millions of persons are affected by Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), struggling with lack of concentration, hyperactivity, and emotional regulation. Patients often have the prescription of the same dosage for months to years, and optimizing ADHD medication can be a complex and lengthy trial-and-error process. In this study, we adopt design science methodology to investigate how mobile technologies like smartphones and smartwatches can be used for monitoring and selfreporting data to enable a flexible and personalized pharmacological therapy for ADHD patients on a daily basis. In the initial development of the artifact H-app-y, we focus on patients' self-reporting of emotions in combination with detecting sleep patterns as input in the general psychiatric clinical assessment. It is followed by an investigation about how to add additional input in the iterative development process. We hope that this study can help psychiatrists improve medication and help patients understand themselves better
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 30th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS)
Number of pages11
Place of PublicationAtlanta, GA
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
Publication date2022
Article number22
Publication statusPublished - 2022
EventThe 30th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2022: New Horizons in Digitally United Societies - Universitatea de Vest din Timișoara (UVT) / West University of Timişoara (WUT), Timisoara, Romania
Duration: 19 Jun 202224 Jun 2022
Conference number: 30


ConferenceThe 30th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2022
LocationUniversitatea de Vest din Timișoara (UVT) / West University of Timişoara (WUT)
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SeriesProceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems


  • Design science
  • ADHD
  • Digital artifact
  • Affect model

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