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Usability Assessment of a Self-Control Training App for Students with ADHD

Bollmann, Nele (2022) Usability Assessment of a Self-Control Training App for Students with ADHD.

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Abstract:Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a disorder of impaired behavioral and emotional self-control. Some interventions aimed at increasing self-control are based on self-control training (SCT). SCT works by overriding dominant responses like using the non-dominant hand during daily tasks. A SCT app was developed based on this method. To ensure safe, pleasant and successful use, a study was conducted to assess the usability of this SCT app for university students with ADHD. A multiple-methods approach was used in which a researcher documented 5 participants’ first use of the app in an online-setting using a think-aloud method. Afterwards, participants were asked to use the app for 14 days. After these 14 days, an online interview was conducted. Furthermore, the think-aloud method was conducted a second time and the System Usability Scale was used to measure usability. The results revealed satisfactory usability for university students with ADHD. Participants liked the design and the simplicity of the app, which helped them navigate the system. Suggestions for improvement included changing the name of some menu options or including more theoretical background knowledge. Since this study demonstrated sufficient usability, future research should focus on assessing the effectiveness of this SCT app in students with ADHD.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology MSc (66604)
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