An Evaluation of the parents plus programme for pre-school children with conduct problems: A comparison of those with and without developmental disabilities

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Title: An Evaluation of the parents plus programme for pre-school children with conduct problems: A comparison of those with and without developmental disabilities
Authors: Quinn, Mark
Carr, Alan
Carroll, Louise
O'Sullivan, David
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/5304
Date: 2006
Abstract: TThis study examined the effectiveness of the Parents Plus Programme for families of pre-school children with significant behavioural problems, comparing those with and without developmental disabilities. Twenty-two parents of children with developmental disabilities and conduct problems (the disability group), and 17 parents of children with conduct problems, but without developmental disabilities (the conduct problems group), were assessed before and after participating in the Parents Plus Programme, and at 10 months follow-up. More than 70% of cases in both the disability and conduct problems groups showed clinically significant improvement on the Total Difficulties scale of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire. During the follow-up period, parents in the disability group showed a deterioration in psychological adjustment (on the General Health Questionnaire-12), while parents in the conduct problems group showed an improvement. Parents in the disability group reported a higher level of goal attainment compared with parents in the conduct problem group. Parents in both the disability and conduct problems groups evaluated the Parents Plus Programme equally positively. The Parents Plus Programme requires refinement to become more effective for families of pre-school children with developmental disabilities.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Copyright (published version): 2006 Taylor & Francis
Keywords: Developmental disabilities;Pre-school children
DOI: 10.1080/03033910.2006.10446239
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Psychology Research Collection

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