CURRENT RESEARCH STUDIES

Below are the research studies for which we are currently recruiting participants. Please check back frequently, or consider signing up to our Registry for Adult ADHD Research (RADAR) if you have ADHD and would like to be contacted for future studies related to ADHD.

ADHD and Major life events

To what extent to stressors exacerbate the symptoms of ADHD, and what life factors help adults with ADHD thrive? This study aims to assess the link between ADHD symptoms and major life events. You do not need to have ADHD participate; we are recruiting both people with and without ADHD.

Inclusion Criteria: 

  • Age 18+

  • Fluent in English

  • Normal or corrected-to-normal hearing and vision

This study involves a 45 minute phone interview where you will be asked about thinking skills, behaviour, and mood and a 30 minute online survey. You will be asked to complete similar surveys again each year for 5 years.

Please contact Hawra Al-Khaz'Aly at hawra.alkhazaly1@ucalgary.ca if you are interested in participating or have any questions. 

This study is being conducted under the supervision of Dr. Brandy Callahan and has been approved by the University of Calgary’s Conjoint Faculties Research Ethics Board (REB20-1103).

Hyperactivity and Dementia: A Family History Study

Previous research suggests there may be an association between ADND and certain types of dementia. However, it is still uncertain why this relationship exists. Knowing whether this relationship is familial would help us to clarify this question, as it would suggest that ADHD and certain dementias may be linked through genetics or via a shared environmental variable, or a combination of the two. The objective of this study is to determine if the relationship between ADHD and dementia is familial.

Inclusion Criteria: 

  • Age 18-65

  • Fluent in English
     

This study involves a 10 minute online survey. 

Please contact Hawra Al-Khaz'Aly at hawra.alkhazaly1@ucalgary.ca if you are interested in participating or have any questions. 

This study is being conducted under the supervision of Dr. Brandy Callahan and has been approved by the University of Calgary’s Conjoint Faculties Research Ethics Board (REB17-2413).

Validating The Remote Autobiographical Memory Questionnaire

 

This study aims to validate a new method of assessing memory for life events. 

Inclusion Criteria: 

  • Age 50+

  • Fluent in English

  • Normal or corrected-to-normal hearing and vision

  • Cognitively health (no memory problems)

  • Grew up in North America between the ages of 5-12

This study involves a 10 minute phone interview and a 20 minute online survey. 

Please contact Hawra Al-Khaz'Aly at hawra.alkhazaly1@ucalgary.ca if you are interested in participating or have any questions. 

This study is being conducted under the supervision of Dr. Brandy Callahan and has been approved by the University of Calgary’s Conjoint Faculties Research Ethics Board (REB18-1907).