Stepping Stones Triple P and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Parents of Children with Cerebral Palsy: Trial Protocol

Whittingham, Koa, Sanders, Matthew, McKinlay, Lynne and Boyd, Roslyn N. (2013) Stepping Stones Triple P and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Parents of Children with Cerebral Palsy: Trial Protocol. Brain Impairment, 14 2: 270-280. doi:10.1017/BrImp.2013.19

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Author Whittingham, Koa
Sanders, Matthew
McKinlay, Lynne
Boyd, Roslyn N.
Title Stepping Stones Triple P and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Parents of Children with Cerebral Palsy: Trial Protocol
Journal name Brain Impairment   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1443-9646
1839-5252
Publication date 2013-09
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1017/BrImp.2013.19
Open Access Status
Volume 14
Issue 2
Start page 270
End page 280
Total pages 11
Place of publication Cambridge, United Kingdom
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This project aims to optimise outcomes for children with cerebral palsy (CP) and their families by testing the efficacy of two complementary interventions novel to the CP population: (1) parenting intervention (Stepping Stones Triple P, SSTP); and (2) parental stress management (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, ACT) tailored for parents of children with CP. The efficacy of SSTP and the additional effects of ACT will be tested in a wait-list randomised controlled trial, with parents of children with CP (N = 110) randomised into three groups; SSTP, SSTP + ACT and wait-list control. Intervention delivery will combine group sessions with phone consultations. Outcomes will be assessed post-intervention with retention of effect examined at 6-month follow-up. Child outcomes will include: externalising behaviour (primary child outcome), functional performance, parent-reported child quality of life; and parent outcomes will include: dysfunctional parenting (primary parent outcome), parental confidence in performing disability-related parenting practices, degree of problems in performing disability-related parenting practices, parental adjustment, psychological flexibility and parental attitude to child emotions. The theoretical background, study design and study procedures are discussed. The validation of a parenting intervention and a parenting stress intervention for parents of children with CP is crucial to better support parents of children with CP in their parenting role and in providing evidence-based intervention for behavioural and emotional problems in children with CP.
Keyword parenting
behavioural family intervention
cerebral palsy
acceptance and commitment therapy
mindfulness
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