Considering the Contextual Fit of an Intervention for Families Headed by Parents with an Intellectual Disability: An Exploratory Study

Mildon, R, Wade, C and Matthews, J 2008, 'Considering the Contextual Fit of an Intervention for Families Headed by Parents with an Intellectual Disability: An Exploratory Study', Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disability, vol. 21, no. 4, pp. 377-387.


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Title Considering the Contextual Fit of an Intervention for Families Headed by Parents with an Intellectual Disability: An Exploratory Study
Author(s) Mildon, R
Wade, C
Matthews, J
Year 2008
Journal name Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disability
Volume number 21
Issue number 4
Start page 377
End page 387
Total pages 11
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Abstract Background The purpose of this paper was to report on the results of an exploratory trial of an intensive home-based parenting programme for parents with an intellectual disability. The aim of the programme was to combine the delivery of evidence-based parent education technology for parents with an intellectual disability with two strategies aimed at promoting the contextual fit of the intervention with these families. Materials and Methods A single group repeated measures design was adopted. The independent variable comprised the home-based intervention which all participants received. Multiple dependent variables included parents' perceived stress associated with parenting, parent sense of competence, parent-reported child problem behaviours, and quality of the home environment. During programme delivery the intervention's contextual fit with each family was assessed, and parent satisfaction with the intervention was measured at post-intervention. Results Parents reported reductions in the frequency and intensity of potentially hassling events and reported more satisfaction and confidence with their role as a parent. Parents also reported a reduction in the frequency of child disruptive behaviour and a decrease in the number of disruptive behaviours that parents viewed as being a problem. Improvements were observed in the quality of the home environment for all families. Assessments of contextual fit showed that the programme fitted very well with the parents' own goals, values, and the families' lifestyles.
Subject Psychology not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) contextual fit
parent education
parents with an intellectual disability
DOI - identifier 10.1111/j.1468-3148.2008.00451.x
Copyright notice © 2008 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2008 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
ISSN 1360-2322
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