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ERIC Number: EJ876575
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0145-2134
Primary Prevention of Parent-Child Conflict and Abuse in Iranian Mothers: A Randomized-Controlled Trial
Oveisi, Sonia; Ardabili, Hassan Eftekhare; Dadds, Mark R.; Majdzadeh, Reza; Mohammadkhani, Parvaneh; Rad, Javad Alaqband; Shahrivar, Zahra
Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, v34 n3 p206-213 Mar 2010
Objective: The aim of this study was to assess whether primary health care settings can be used to engage and provide a preventive intervention to mothers of young children. Methods: Two hundred and twenty-four mothers who had come to the health centers were randomly assigned to either control group (CG: n=116) or intervention group (IG: n = 108). Mothers in IG were taught about the role of parenting skills in families and common mistakes in parenting in 2-h-weekly sessions for 2 successive weeks. A parenting questionnaire was distributed to mothers at pre-test and after 8 weeks from the last training session. Results: Compared to the CG, there were significant improvements from pre- to post-test in IG on measures of Parenting Scales (PS) total scores and Parent-Child Conflict Tactics Scale-modified (CTSPCm) total scores. This improvement was maintained at 8-week follow up. Conclusion: The results support previous international studies that primary health care settings can be used successfully to engage and provide preventive interventions to mothers of young children. Practice implications: Within health centers of Iran where parents routinely bring their children for monitoring of growth or vaccinating against some disease, mothers with a child aged between 2 and 6 years received a parent training. The program gave skills for managing misbehavior and preventing child behavior problems. Mothers reported that their behaviors improved from pre-treatment to post-treatment measured at 8-week follow up. The current work may lead decision-makers to organize this program for all of the health centers to train Iranian mothers. (Contains 6 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Iran
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Conflict Tactics Scale
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