ERIC Number: EJ833409
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
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Predicting Treatment and Follow-up Attrition in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
Fernandez, Melanie A.; Eyberg, Sheila M.
Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, v37 n3 p431-441 Apr 2009
Predictors of attrition from individual parent-child interaction therapy were examined for 99 families of preschoolers with disruptive behavior disorders. Seventy-one percent of treatment dropouts were identified by lower SES, more maternal negative talk, and less maternal total praise at pretreatment. Following PCIT, families were randomly assigned to an Assessment-Only or Maintenance Treatment condition. Higher maternal distress predicted 63% of dropouts in the Assessment-Only condition. Lower maternal intellectual functioning predicted 83% of dropouts from Maintenance Treatment. Findings highlight a continuing need for evidence-based retention strategies at various phases of engagement in PCIT.
Descriptors: Intelligence, Dropouts, Behavior Disorders, Interaction, Therapy, Counseling Techniques, Persistence, Parent Child Relationship, Preschool Children, Dropout Research, Socioeconomic Status, Low Income Groups, Socioeconomic Influences, Mothers, Negative Attitudes, Parenting Styles, Stress Variables, Parent Influence
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