Hassle free mealtimes Triple P: an evaluation of a parenting group for childhood mealtime difficulties

Hinchliffe, Kaitlin (2012). Hassle free mealtimes Triple P: an evaluation of a parenting group for childhood mealtime difficulties Honours Thesis, School of Psychology, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author Hinchliffe, Kaitlin
Thesis Title Hassle free mealtimes Triple P: an evaluation of a parenting group for childhood mealtime difficulties
School, Centre or Institute School of Psychology
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2012-10-10
Thesis type Honours Thesis
Supervisor Alina Morawska
Total pages 106
Language eng
Subjects 1701 Psychology
Abstract/Summary Mealtime difficulties are common in typically developing young children. Easily accessible, wide-reaching, early intervention is needed to meet demand for assistance, and prevent the development of more serious feeding and psychosocial problems. Behavioural parent training is an efficacious intervention for childhood mealtime problems, however, existing programs are long, intensive, and costly. The current study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of a brief parenting discussion group for young children’s mealtime difficulties. Eighty-six parents of 2- to 5-year-old children with mealtime difficulties participated in a randomised controlled trial of Hassle Free Mealtimes Triple P (Morawska & Sanders, 2012), a 2-hour discussion group on positive parenting strategies specific to the mealtime context. Results of parent-report measures showed that after intervention, there were significant improvements with large effect sizes in children’s mealtime behaviour, parent’s mealtime practices and cognitions, and both mealtime and general parenting confidence, compared to a waitlist control group. Parents also reported high satisfaction with the program. These results support the efficacy of a brief parenting discussion group for childhood mealtime difficulties. This cost-effective format of intervention is better able to meet the high demand for assistance with young children’s mealtime difficulties, compared to existing interventions.
Keyword Triple P
Childhood mealtime difficulties
Parenting group

 
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