Enhancing outcomes of low-intensity parenting groups through sufficient exemplar training: a randomized control trial

Palmer, M. L., Keown, L. J., Sanders, M. R. and Henderson, M. (2018) Enhancing outcomes of low-intensity parenting groups through sufficient exemplar training: a randomized control trial. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, (doi:10.1007/s10578-018-0847-z) (PMID:30302577) (Early Online Publication)

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Abstract

Low-intensity parenting groups, such as the Triple P-Positive Parenting Program Discussion Groups, appear to be a cost-effective intervention for child conduct problems. Several studies evaluating a Triple P Discussion Group on disobedience found promising results for improving child and parent outcomes. However, a sufficient exemplar training approach that incorporates generalization promotion strategies may assist parents to more flexibly apply positive parenting principles to a broader range of child target behaviors and settings, leading to greater change. We compared the effects of sufficient exemplar training to an existing narrowly focused low-intensity intervention. Participants were 78 families with a 5–8 year-old child. Sufficient exemplar training resulted in more robust changes in child behavior and superior outcomes for mothers on measures of parenting behavior, parenting self-efficacy, mental health, and perceptions of partner support at post-intervention and 6-month follow-up. These results indicate that teaching sufficient exemplars may promote generalization leading to enhanced intervention outcomes.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Early Online Publication
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Henderson, Dr Marion and Sanders, Professor Matthew
Authors: Palmer, M. L., Keown, L. J., Sanders, M. R., and Henderson, M.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > MRC/CSO Unit
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing
Journal Name:Child Psychiatry and Human Development
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0009-398X
ISSN (Online):1573-3327
Published Online:09 October 2018
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 The Authors
First Published:First published in Child Psychiatry and Human Development 2018
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
727631SPHSU Core Renewal: Relationships & Health Improvement Research ProgrammeLisa McDaidMedical Research Council (MRC)MC_UU_12017/11IHW - MRC/CSO SPHU