A randomized controlled trial evaluating a parenting program designed specifically for grandparents

Kirby, James N. and Sanders, Matthew R. (2014) A randomized controlled trial evaluating a parenting program designed specifically for grandparents. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 52 1: 35-44. doi:10.1016/j.brat.2013.11.002


Author Kirby, James N.
Sanders, Matthew R.
Title A randomized controlled trial evaluating a parenting program designed specifically for grandparents
Journal name Behaviour Research and Therapy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0005-7967
1873-622X
Publication date 2014-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.brat.2013.11.002
Open Access Status
Volume 52
Issue 1
Start page 35
End page 44
Total pages 10
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Grandparents providing regular child care to grandchildren contribute to the nurturing environment in which children are raised. This study evaluated the efficacy of a behavioral family intervention designed specifically for grandparents, Grandparent Triple P. Fifty-four grandparents (M=60.89) and 48 parents (M=34.52) participated in the evaluation. Grandparents predominantly provided between 12 and 20h of care per week (64.81%), to a grandchild (62% male) aged between 2 and 9 years (M=4.42). Families were randomly assigned to one of two conditions (intervention or grandparent care-as-usual) and were assessed using a multiple informant approach at three time points (preintervention, postintervention, and six-month follow-up). Relative to the grandparent care-as-usual group, significant short-term improvements were found in the intervention group on grandparent-reported child behavior problems; parenting confidence; grandparent depression, anxiety, stress; and improved relationship with the parent. Parents also reported significant reductions in child behavior problems, despite not participating in the program. Short-term effects were predominantly maintained at six-month follow-up.
Keyword Behavioral family intervention
Grandparent
Randomized controlled trial
Triple P
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Parenting and Family Support Centre (Triple P) - Publications
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