Date of Award


Degree Name

Nursing (D.N.P.)


College of Nursing

First Advisor

Amy Manderscheid DNP, RN, CMSRN

Second Advisor

Rebecca Davis PhD, RN

Third Advisor

Stacey Steen MD


Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) vary widely in their symptom presentation and functional deficits, which can make management in the primary care setting challenging for providers (Morstedt, Corbisiero, Bitto, & Stieglitz, 2015). Measurement-based care is common in the management of medical disease, however is rarely used as standard practice in treatment of psychiatric disorders (Waldrop & McGuinness, 2017). As a result, treatment for psychiatric conditions, such as ADHD, may vary widely among clinicians and may result suboptimal treatment and patient outcomes (Waldrop & McGuinness, 2017). The proposed solution was to introduce the use of a standardized measurement tool for evaluating ADHD symptoms in the primary care setting. The purpose of this project was to implement an ADHD tool kit and a validated ADHD symptom scale and evaluate clinical practices surrounding the assessment and treatment of ADHD.