Problem: There is scant evidence to support the efficacy of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)-specific parent-training programs in the treatment of preadolescent children with ADHD. This study explores the effectiveness of the Parents in Control (PINC) parent-training program, designed specifically for children with ADHD. Methods: In this pragmatic uncontrolled pre-poststudy parents of preadolescent children with a diagnosis of ADHD were invited to attend the 6-week PINC course. Fifty-seven parent-report pre/postprogram questionnaires were completed. Findings: Parental ratings of the intensity and frequency of problem behaviors after completing PINC showed a significant reduction (p <.001) with a moderate effect size (0.6–0.7). Conclusions: Our findings demonstrate the efficacy of PINC in reducing the parental perception of problem behaviors and support a need for further rigorous randomised controlled trial (RCT) evaluation of this ADHD-specific intervention.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing|
|Early online date||25 Nov 2019|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 2020|
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- attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
- parent training