ERIC Number: EJ1019352
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 72
Treatment Effects of a Modular Intervention for Early-Onset Child Behavior Problems on Family Contextual Outcomes
Shaffer, Anne; Lindhiem, Oliver; Kolko, David J.
Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, v21 n4 p277-288 Dec 2013
The overall aim of this multi-informant study was to examine pre-post treatment changes, and maintenance at 3-year follow-up, for multiple dimensions of the family context, for a modular intervention that has previously demonstrated significant clinical improvements in child behavior and maintenance of these effects. Family outcomes included parenting practices (i.e., positive parenting, harsh/inconsistent parenting, psychological/physical aggression), parent functioning (i.e., symptoms of psychopathology, self-efficacy), and family functioning (i.e., family adaptability/cohesion, social support, negative life events). The sample comprised 139 families with children ages 6 to 11 who participated in a modular treatment protocol for early-onset oppositional-defiant disorder or conduct disorder that has already been associated with improved child behavior outcomes, delivered in a nonrandomized comparison of research clinic and community settings. Improvement from pre- to post-treatment included indicators of maternal psychological distress and negative parenting practices (e.g., corporal punishment, inconsistent discipline, psychological aggression). Psychological aggression significantly increased following treatment termination; corporal punishment continued to decrease during the 3-year follow-up period. Results are discussed in the context of treatment effects in the broader family context and potential needs for continued intervention research and development.
Descriptors: Outcomes of Treatment, Behavior Problems, Child Behavior, Family Environment, Family Influence, Followup Studies, Intervention, Program Effectiveness, Aggression, Parent Child Relationship, Self Efficacy, Mental Disorders, Family Relationship, Pretests Posttests, Stress Variables, Punishment, Comparative Analysis, Family Counseling, Drug Therapy, Questionnaires, Hierarchical Linear Modeling
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Conflict Tactics Scale; Family Adaptability Cohesion Evaluation Scales; Beck Anxiety Inventory; Beck Depression Inventory; Brief Symptom Inventory