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ERIC Number: EJ1123717
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jan
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1049-7315
Evaluation of Parent and Child Enhancement (PACE) Program: Randomized Controlled Trial
Leung, Cynthia; Tsang, Sandra; Lo, Cyrus
Research on Social Work Practice, v27 n1 p19-35 Jan 2017
Objective: This study examined the efficacy of the Parent and Child Enhancement (PACE) program on child learning, child behavior problems, and parental stress, using randomized controlled trial design, in social services centers. Methods: Eligibility criteria were (1) children aged 2 years at program commencement, (2) low-income, new immigrant, or single-parent families, and (3) parent-child dyads being Hong Kong residents. Intervention group dyads were offered the PACE program (40 two-hour sessions on child learning and parenting). Primary outcomes included child preschool concepts, child behavior problems, and parental stress. Participants were randomly assigned to intervention (76 dyads) and control group (73 dyads) using a random number table, without blinding. Results: Intention-to-treat analysis with 149 dyads indicated improvement in child preschool concepts, decrease in child behavior problems and parental stress in the intervention group, compared with the control group (d = 0.12-0.73). Conclusions: The results provided evidence for the efficacy of the PACE program.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Eyberg Child Behavior Inventory; Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire
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