A randomized controlled trial of a mother-infant or toddler parenting program: Demonstrating effectiveness in practice

Hayes, L, Matthews, J, Copley, A and Welsh, D 2008, 'A randomized controlled trial of a mother-infant or toddler parenting program: Demonstrating effectiveness in practice', Journal of Pediatric Psychology, vol. 33, no. 5, pp. 473-486.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title A randomized controlled trial of a mother-infant or toddler parenting program: Demonstrating effectiveness in practice
Author(s) Hayes, L
Matthews, J
Copley, A
Welsh, D
Year 2008
Journal name Journal of Pediatric Psychology
Volume number 33
Issue number 5
Start page 473
End page 486
Total pages 13
Publisher Oxford University Press
Abstract Objective: Describes outcomes of an intervention aimed to improve infant or toddler care and reduce parental distress. Methods: A randomized controlled trial method was used with 118 mothers. Participants were allocated to an intervention group (n = 65) or an enhanced waitlist group (n = 53). Measures were taken at pre-, post-, and 6-weeks follow-up. Results Results demonstrated that mothers who attended the program reported improvement in depression, anxiety, stress, parental satisfaction, and decreases in problematic child behavior. Improvements were maintained at the 6-week follow up. Intention-to-treat analysis replicated the results, although with smaller effect sizes. Conclusions The results of this study demonstrate that delivery of a 1 day intervention for distressed mothers can contribute to lower levels of parental distress and child problem behavior. Given the importance of early mother-child relationships and the limited number of well-controlled studies on brief interventions this result is of significance to researchers and the service community.
Subject Family Care
DOI - identifier 10.1093/jpepsy/jsm085
Copyright notice © The Author 2007
ISSN 0146-8693
Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 22 times in Thomson Reuters Web of Science Article | Citations
Scopus Citation Count Cited 21 times in Scopus Article | Citations
Altmetric details:
Access Statistics: 179 Abstract Views  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Tue, 01 Sep 2009, 11:08:54 EST by Catalyst Administrator
© 2014 RMIT Research Repository • Powered by Fez SoftwareContact us