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Positive parenting: a randomised controlled trial evaluation of the parents plus adolescent programme in schools

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dc.contributor.author Nitsch, Eileen
dc.contributor.author Hannon, Geraldine
dc.contributor.author Rickard, Eóin
dc.contributor.author Houghton, Sharon
dc.contributor.author Sharry, John
dc.date.accessioned 2015-09-07T15:40:59Z
dc.date.available 2015-09-07T15:40:59Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/4615
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Background: The aim of this study was to evaluate the Parents Plus Adolescents Programme (PPAP)—a parent training course specifically targeting parents of young adolescents (aged 11–16 years)—when delivered as a preventative programme in community school settings. Methods: A sample of 126 parents (mean age of children = 12.34 years; range = 10–16 years) were randomly assigned to either a treatment (PPAP; n = 82) or a waiting-list control condition (WC; n = 44). Analyses are based on a study-completer sample post-treatment (n = 109 parents: PPAP n = 70; WC n = 39) and sample at 6 month follow up (n = 42 parents). Results: Both post-treatment (between groups) and 6-month follow-up comparisons of study completers (within PPAP group) revealed significant positive effects of the parenting intervention with respect to adolescent behaviour problems and parenting stress. The post treatment comparisons demonstrated large effect sizes on global measures of child difficulties (partial eta squared = 0.15) and self-reported parent stress (partial eta squared = 0.22); there was a moderate effect size on the self-reported parent satisfaction (partial eta squared = 0.13). Conclusions: This study provides preliminary evidence that PPAP may be an effective model of parent-training implemented in a community-based setting. The strengths and limitations of the study are discussed. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher BioMed Central en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health;9:43
dc.subject behaviour in young people en_US
dc.subject adolescent en_US
dc.subject child en_US
dc.title Positive parenting: a randomised controlled trial evaluation of the parents plus adolescent programme in schools en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1186/s13034-015-0077-0
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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