Relevant questionsQ7.1 – Dietary Interventions
Chapter9 Dietary interventions
Topic GroupTG5 Dietary
Sub-section lead
Search strategyDatabases: CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, OLD MEDLINE, PsycINFO
Existing reviews
  • Updated
  • Not updated
General search filter usedRCT
Question specific search filter
Amendments to filter/search strategy
Eligibility criteria
  • Intervention
  • Elimination diets
  • Supplementation diets
  • Comparator
Waiting lists, placebo
  • Population (including age, gender, etc)
Children, young people and adults with ADHD, ADD, MBD, comorbid ADHD
  • Outcomes
Improvement on score of Conners’ rating scale (including all variations of this scale and subscales)
Improvement on score of ADHD-RS
Improvement on score of DuPaul Test
Improvement on score of SKAMP Test
Improvement on score of SNAP Test
Improvement on academic performance
Reduction of impairment
Side effects
Leaving the study early
  • Study design
RCT (efficacy outcomes/acceptability/tolerability/side effects)
  • Publication status
Published and unpublished (if criteria met)
  • Year of study
  • Dosage
  • Minimum sample size
n > 10
  • Study setting
Additional assessments


Cover of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Diagnosis and Management of ADHD in Children, Young People and Adults.
NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 72.
National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health (UK).
Leicester (UK): British Psychological Society (UK); 2009.
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