A Randomized Controlled Effectiveness Trial of Parent Management Training With Varying Degrees of Therapist Support
2010 (English)In: Behavior Therapy, ISSN 0005-7894, E-ISSN 1878-1888, Vol. 41, no 4, 530-542 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This study examined the effectiveness of a Swedish parent management training (PMT) intervention for parents of children aged 3 to 10 within the context of regular social service. Self-referred parents of 159 children (aged 3–10) with conduct problems were randomly assigned to either eleven practitioner-assisted group sessions (PMT-P), or a single instructional workshop followed by self-administration of the training material (PMT-S), or a waitlist control group. Intent-to-treat analyses showed that both PMT-P and PMT-S improved parent competence and reduced child conduct problems compared to the waitlist at posttest. Both training conditions showed further significant improvements at the 6-month follow-up. In direct comparison, PMT-P was superior to PMT-S on measures of child conduct problems at both posttest and follow-up. Improvement in child conduct was mediated by improvement in parent competencies and homework fidelity. The findings in this study have implications for large-scale dissemination of parent management training through different means of delivery.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 41, no 4, 530-542 p.
Parent management training, Conduct problems, Randomized controlled trial, Effectiveness study, Self-help
Research subject Clinical Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-129354DOI: 10.1016/j.beth.2010.02.004ISI: 000284393600008PubMedID: 21035616OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-129354DiVA: diva2:343032