Remote Administration of ADHD-Sensitive Cognitive Tasks: A Pilot Study

Shaoxiong Sun, Hayley Denyer, Heet Sankesara, Qigang Deng, Yatharth Ranjan, Pauline Conde, Zulqarnain Rashid, Rebecca Bendayan, Philip Asherson, Andrea Bilbow, Madeleine Groom, Chris Hollis, Amos A. Folarin, Richard J.B. Dobson, Jonna Kuntsi*

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Objective: We assessed the feasibility and validity of remote researcher-led administration and self-administration of modified versions of two cognitive tasks sensitive to ADHD, a four-choice reaction time task (Fast task) and a combined Continuous Performance Test/Go No-Go task (CPT/GNG), through a new remote measurement technology system. Method: We compared the cognitive performance measures (mean and variability of reaction times (MRT, RTV), omission errors (OE) and commission errors (CE)) at a remote baseline researcher-led administration and three remote self-administration sessions between participants with and without ADHD (n = 40). Results: The most consistent group differences were found for RTV, MRT and CE at the baseline researcher-led administration and the first self-administration, with 8 of the 10 comparisons statistically significant and all comparisons indicating medium to large effect sizes. Conclusion: Remote administration of cognitive tasks successfully captured the difficulties with response inhibition and regulation of attention, supporting the feasibility and validity of remote assessments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1040-1050
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Attention Disorders
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2023


  • ADHD
  • attention regulation
  • RADAR-base
  • remote monitoring
  • response inhibition


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