Help When It's Needed First: A Controlled Evaluation of Brief, Preventive Behavioral Family Intervention in a Primary Care Setting

Karen M T Turner, Matthew R. Sanders

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    Abstract

    This study evaluated the effects of a brief 3- to 4-session behavioral family intervention program for parents of preschool-aged children in a primary care setting, compared to parents in a wait-list control condition. Parents receiving the Primary Care Triple P-Positive Parenting Program intervention reported significantly lower levels of targeted child behavior problems, dysfunctional parenting, and reduced parental anxiety and stress in comparison to wait-listed parents at postassessment. These short-term effects were largely maintained at 6-month follow-up assessment of the intervention group. Implications of these findings for the prevention of behavioral and emotional problems in children are discussed. © 2006 Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)131-142
    Number of pages11
    JournalBehavior therapy
    Volume37
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2006

    Keywords

    • Adult
    • methods: Behavior Therapy
    • psychology: Child Behavior
    • Child, Preschool
    • methods: Family Therapy
    • Female
    • Health Services Needs and Demand
    • Helping Behavior
    • Humans
    • Male
    • therapy: Mental Disorders
    • Parent-Child Relations
    • Parenting
    • Parents
    • methods: Preventive Health Services
    • methods: Primary Health Care
    • Questionnaires

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