A parenting intervenion for childhood behavioral problems: a randomised controlled trial in disadvantaged Community-based settings: A randomized controlled trial in disadvantaged community-based settings

S. McGilloway, G.N. Mhaille, M. Furlong, Y. Leckey, P. Kelly, T. Bywater, C. Comiskey, M. Donnelly

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Abstract

Objective: A community-based randomized controlled trial (RCT) was conducted in urban areas characterized by high levels of disadvantage to test the effectiveness of the Incredible Years BASIC parent training program (IYBP) for children with behavioral problems. Potential moderators of intervention effects on child behavioral outcomes were also explored. Method: Families were included if the child (aged 32-88 months) scored above a clinical cutoff on the Eyberg Child Behavior Inventory (ECBI). Participants (n = 149) were randomly allocated on a 2:1 ratio to an intervention group (n = 103) or a waiting-list control group (n = 46). Child behavior, parenting skills, and parent well-being were assessed at baseline and 6 months later using parent-report and independent observations. An intention-to-treat analysis of covariance was used to examine postintervention differences between groups. Results: Statistically significant differences in child disordered behavior favored the intervention group on the ECBI Intensity (effect size = 0.7, p
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)116-127
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
Volume80
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Feb 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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