Our practice uses QbTest, one of the widest FDA cleared medical device that provides objective data for diagnosing and treating ADHD for patients ages 6-60. Our practice uses QbTest to increase safety, improve the quality of care we can provide our patients, enhance our assessment visits for initial evaluation of ADHD symptoms and to help measure how our patients are responding to treatment that has been prescribed by their provider.
QbTest involves a 15 to 20 minute, nonverbal, continuous performance test that appears on the computer. QbTest is a computer assisted attention and impulse control task and simultaneous recording of activity using an infrared camera for very precise motion measurements. The results are then compared to an age and gender matched normative group, and are then incorporated into the clinical interview and rating scales to reach a more accurate diagnosis. If an ADHD diagnosis is established, QbTest is used to help monitor the patient’s response to treatment, and aids our clinic in achieving treatment optimization. If it is determined that you do have ADHD, follow up testing will be required once treatment is prescribed.
- QbTest is the only FDA- cleared objective test for both the diagnosis and treatment management of ADHD. FDA clearance is important to ensuring referring physicians that QbTest can discern ADHD patients from non ADHD patients to level deemed appropriate by the FDA.
- It compares a patient to the age and gender normative group.
- It is used in the initial assessment and follow up treatment process, including measuring patient response to treatment, treatment optimization, and monitoring changes in symptoms over time.
- QbTest is insurance reimbursable and more cost effective than a detailed and expansive evaluation yet provides unbiased and objective data to the detailed clinical interview and rating scales.
- It provides improved conversation between schools and referral partners as it gives a visual picture of the patients symptoms as well as an objective comparison to normative groups.
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a very common neurological disorder which affects 3-7% of all school aged children. It is a disorder where 30-50% of these children continue to have symptoms into adulthood.
- Having difficulty maintain focus on one task
- Not seeming to listen when spoken to
- Struggling to follow instructions
- Forgetting to bring home or turn in assignments
- Difficulty engaging in quiet activities
- Problems with organization and planning
- Difficulty paying attention
- Difficulty initiating and completing tasks
- Misplacing or losing items
With proper diagnosis and treatment, many of the difficulties associated with ADHD can be significantly reduced and sometimes even eliminated.
QbTest is a FDA cleared computer based test that measures the core symptoms associated with ADHD including hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention/distractibility. The test results are presented in a report that compares your results with a non-ADHD group of people of the same age and gender.
Assessing ADHD may be complicated and there is no single clinical tool that is able to give you all the answers. QbTest provides objective data that together with other information will help your clinician to identify, rule out and monitor ADHD. QbTest can also provide valuable information when customizing treatment intervention based on your individual performance.