Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) occurs in approximately 5% of the adult population and includes cardinal symptoms of hyperactivity, inattention, and impulsivity that may be difficult to identify with clinical routine methods. Thankfully, QbTest is a computer-based program that combines a test of attention ability with a movement analysis based on an infrared measurement system. Test results are assembled into a report and compared with data from a control group consisting of people who are the same sex and age as the person. This way you can see how the person react when they concentrate on a task in comparison with people who do not have ADHD. QbTest is the only test in the world cleared by the FDA for this use. QbTest helps identify, rule out and monitor ADHD more effectively. The result of a QbTest can provide objective valuable information to help your physician determine if the person have ADHD or not. The QbTest result should always be complemented by a clinical evaluation.
Assessing ADD/ADHD may be complicated and there is no single clinical tool that can provide all the answers. The QbTest provides objective data that together with other information will help your clinician assess you for ADD/ADHD.
QbTest provides a valuable baseline measurement that can help to evaluate any future changes in your activity, attention and impulsivity. QbTest is the only device cleared by the FDA to monitor how a patient is responding to treatment, which can aid in your clinician’s ability to monitor and track your response over time. Having a tool that can provide such insight into diagnoses and treatment options enables your provider to customize your treatment like never before!
The test equipment consists of an infrared camera, a head-band with an infrared marker attached to it and a responder button.
During the test, several symbols are shown on the computer screen. Your job is to push the responder button when a certain symbol appears on the screen. The test takes roughly 15 minutes to complete and is not dependent on your language, reading or mathematic skills.
The QbTest revolutionizes ADD/ADHD treatment and Alabama Clinics is proud to be one of the only private practices in Alabama to offer diagnosis, treatment and monitoring services utilizing the objective data QbTest provides. The Swedish based company, QbTech, has proudfully collaborated with our Treatment Center to offer the most complete ADD/ADHD treatment program in Dothan, Alabama. By utilizing the FDA approved QbTest together with clinical evaluation, we can diagnose ADHD with a high degree of certainty, and for the first time monitor the effectiveness of medication and counselling treatment programs.
Will I be video filmed during the test? No, the camera only records the movement of the infrared markers. No pictures are recorded or stored, only information about how the marker has been moving during the test.
Is the test affected by my language skills? No, the test is not dependent on knowledge of any language. You also do not need to be able to read, write or count.
Will the test be affected by color blindness? No, the symbols are designed so that most forms of color blindness does not matter.
Does a lot of computer gaming experience affect the test results? No, there is no link between video game experience and test results. The test itself requires no computer knowledge at all and should be seen as a task and not a video game.
Think you or your child might have ADHD? Come in today and learn more about QbTest and how we can assist you in your journey to a richer, more effective life!