Parents in Control: Parental perceptions of problem behaviors before and after attending an ADHD-specific parent-training program

Louise Foubister*, Fiona Rennie, Justin Williams

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Problem: There is scant evidence to support the efficacy of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)-specific parent-training programs in the treatment of preadolescent children with ADHD. This study explores the effectiveness of the Parents in Control (PINC) parent-training program, designed specifically for children with ADHD. Methods: In this pragmatic uncontrolled pre-poststudy parents of preadolescent children with a diagnosis of ADHD were invited to attend the 6-week PINC course. Fifty-seven parent-report pre/postprogram questionnaires were completed. Findings: Parental ratings of the intensity and frequency of problem behaviors after completing PINC showed a significant reduction (p <.001) with a moderate effect size (0.6–0.7). Conclusions: Our findings demonstrate the efficacy of PINC in reducing the parental perception of problem behaviors and support a need for further rigorous randomised controlled trial (RCT) evaluation of this ADHD-specific intervention.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-37
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing
Volume33
Issue number1
Early online date25 Nov 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2020

Keywords

  • attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • intervention
  • parent training

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