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  • Parents Plus programmes I: Evaluation of its effectiveness for pre-school children with developmental disabilities and behavioural problems

    Published in:

    Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, Vol: 20, Page: 345-359,Blackwell Publishing

    Publication Date:

    2007

    Aims & Objectives:

    The aim of this study was to examine the effectiveness of the Parents Plus programme with families of pre-school children with developmental disabilities and significant behavioural problems in the Irish health service

    Abstract:

    Background: This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of the Parents Plus programme with families of pre-school children with developmental disabilities and significant behavioural problems in the Irish health service. The Parents Plus programme is a group-based parent training package involving video modelling, which was designed to be effective for children with conduct problems, but without developmental disabilities. Materials and methods: Pre- and post-treatment assessments were conducted with 22 treated cases and 19 waiting-list controls with a protocol that included the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire, the Child Behaviour Checklist, the General Health Questionnaire-12, the Kansas Parental Satisfaction Scale, the Family Assessment Device, the Perceived Social Support Scale, the Family Inventory of Life Events and Changes, the Parenting Stress Index and the Questionnaire on Resources and Stress. Results: Following the treatment, a comparison of treatment and control group means showed that the treated group showed better adjustment on the total difficulties scale of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire. These gains were maintained at 10-month follow-up. Fifty per cent of treated cases showed clinically significant improvement and 14% showed reliable change on the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire. The treatment group reported a high level of satisfaction with the Parents Plus programme and showed significant goal attainment after treatment and at follow-up. Conclusions: For some families of pre-school children with developmental disabilities and significant behavioural problems, the Parents Plus programme is an effective intervention and may be incorporated into routine early intervention clinics in the Irish health service. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved) (from the journal abstract)

    Authors:

    Mark Quinn; Alan Carr; Louise Carroll; David O'Sullivan

    Study Type:

    Study Papers » Case Control Study » Analytical Studies

    Notes:

    1360-2322 1468-3148 Accession Number: 2007-09430-006. First Author & Affiliation: Quinn, Mark; Brothers of Charity, Southern Services, Ireland. Other Journal Title: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities. Other Publishers: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.. Release Date: 20070625. Publication Type: Journal, (0100) Peer Reviewed Journal, (0110). Media Covered: Electronic. Media Available: Electronic; Print. Document Type: Journal Article. Language: English. Major Descriptor: Behavior Problems; Developmental Disabilities; Parent Training; Program Evaluation. Minor Descriptor: Preschool Students. Classification: Interpersonal & Client Centered & Humanistic Therapy (3314) . Population: Human (10) Male (30) Female (40) . Location: Ireland. Age Group: Childhood (birth-12 yrs) (100) Preschool Age (2-5 yrs) (160) School Age (6-12 yrs) (180) Adulthood (18 yrs & older) (300) . Grant Information: The research reported in this paper was funded in part by a grant from the Brothers of Charity, Southern Services, Ireland. Tests & Measures: Kansas parental satisfaction scale; Family Assessment devise; Perceived social support scale; Family inventory of life events and changes; Parental distress scale; Parent and Family Problems Scale; Child Behavior Checklist; General Health Questionnaire; Questionnaire On Resources and Stress; Parenting Stress Index; Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire; . Methodology: Empirical Study; Quantitative Study. Supplemental Data: Other [Internet Available]. References Available: Y.

    Categories:

    Parents Plus programme; - developmental disabilities

    International Classification:

    Disabilities - developmental

    Keywords:


    Geography:

    Republic of Ireland (Ireland)