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Sleep-Focused Parenting Intervention for Preschoolers with ADHD (OASIS Trial)

Led By Heather M Joseph, DO
Research Sponsored by University of Pittsburgh
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
Child: 3-5 years of age
Parent/Caregiver: English speaking
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up change from baseline up to 8 months
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OASIS Trial Summary

This trial compares two parent behavioral interventions to help 3-5 year olds with sleep and ADHD symptoms.

Who is the study for?
This trial is for English-speaking children aged 3-5 who show signs of ADHD and sleep problems, as reported by their legal guardians. Guardians must be at least 18 years old. Children with severe neurodevelopmental disorders or sleep issues due to medical conditions like narcolepsy or obstructive sleep apnea cannot participate.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
The study compares two parenting interventions: a brief behavioral one and a modified version focused on improving the child's sleep (SF-PBI). It aims to see which is more acceptable, feasible, appropriate, and effective in reducing ADHD symptoms and improving sleep among preschoolers.See study design
What are the potential side effects?
Since this trial involves behavioral interventions rather than medication, traditional side effects are not expected. However, there may be changes in family dynamics or stress levels as parents implement new strategies.

OASIS Trial Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

You may be eligible if you check “Yes” for the criteria below
My child is between 3 and 5 years old.
I, as a parent/caregiver, can speak English.
I am between 3 and 5 years old.
I speak English.

OASIS Trial Timeline

Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~change from baseline up to 8 months
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and change from baseline up to 8 months for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
ADHD Symptoms
Intervention Acceptability
Intervention Appropriateness
+2 more
Secondary outcome measures
Consistency of Bedtime Routine
Nighttime Awakenings
Sleep Latency

OASIS Trial Design

2Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Active Control
Group I: Sleep-Focused Parent Behavioral InterventionExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
A modified version of the brief parent behavioral intervention that specifically targets sleep disrupting behaviors.
Group II: Brief Parent Behavioral InterventionActive Control1 Intervention
A brief parent behavioral intervention with evidenced based strategies for treatment of ADHD.

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Who is running the clinical trial?

University of PittsburghLead Sponsor
1,722 Previous Clinical Trials
16,342,886 Total Patients Enrolled
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)NIH
2,785 Previous Clinical Trials
2,689,706 Total Patients Enrolled
Heather M Joseph, DOPrincipal InvestigatorAssistant Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh

Media Library

Brief Parent Behavioral Intervention Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT05683756 — N/A
Preschoolers Research Study Groups: Brief Parent Behavioral Intervention, Sleep-Focused Parent Behavioral Intervention
Preschoolers Clinical Trial 2023: Brief Parent Behavioral Intervention Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT05683756 — N/A
Brief Parent Behavioral Intervention 2023 Treatment Timeline for Medical Study. Trial Name: NCT05683756 — N/A

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

Is the age range of this clinical trial expansive enough to include geriatric patients?

"This trial stipulates that participants must be at least 3 years of age and no older than 5."

Answered by AI

Could patients currently enroll in this research?

"Clinicaltrials.gov indicates that this trial is not presently open for recruitment, having gone through its most recent update on January 4th 2023. However, there are still 1555 other studies seeking participants at the moment."

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Do I meet the necessary criteria to take part in this research initiative?

"This clinical trial is recruiting 50 juveniles with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder who are between 3 and 5 years of age. To qualify, applicants must have a legal guardian that is 18 or older, be fluent in English, present four or more ADHD symptoms according to their caregiver’s report, and show evidence of one or more sleep issues as reported by the same source."

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Who else is applying?

What state do they live in?
What portion of applicants met pre-screening criteria?
Met criteria
~33 spots leftby Sep 2025