Table 9Input parameters utilised in the base-case economic analysis of parent training versus no treatment for children with ADHD

Input parameterBase-caseSource/comments value
Response rates
Parent training0.522Meta-analysis of BOR2002, HOATH2002 and SONUGA-BARKE2001; analysis based on intention-to-treat
No treatment0.206
Utility scores
Responder0.837Coghill et al., 2004; scores based on EQ-5D; questionnaires filled in by parents of children with ADHD in the UK
Parent training cost
10 × 1 hour group sessions with clinical psychologist£660Curtis & Netten, 2006; clinical psychologist cost per hour: £29; cost per hour of client contact: £66; qualification costs excluded
1 extra hour training and preparation£29
Total intervention cost£689
Total cost per family, assuming 10 families in each group£69
3 × 0.5 hour individual booster sessions for responders£99
Total cost for responders over 1 year£168


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