Study protocol: Evaluation of a parenting and stress management programme: A randomised controlled trial of Triple P Discussion Groups and Stress Control

Palmer,Melanie L., Henderson, Marion, Sanders, Matthew R., Keown, Louise J. and White, Jim (2013) Study protocol: Evaluation of a parenting and stress management programme: A randomised controlled trial of Triple P Discussion Groups and Stress Control. BMC Public Health, 13 1: 888.1-888.10. doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-888


Author Palmer,Melanie L.
Henderson, Marion
Sanders, Matthew R.
Keown, Louise J.
White, Jim
Title Study protocol: Evaluation of a parenting and stress management programme: A randomised controlled trial of Triple P Discussion Groups and Stress Control
Journal name BMC Public Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1471-2458
Publication date 2013
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-13-888
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 13
Issue 1
Start page 888.1
End page 888.10
Total pages 11
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher BioMed Central Ltd.
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Subject 2739 Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
Abstract Background: Children displaying psychosocial problems are at an increased risk of negative developmental outcomes. Parenting practices are closely linked with child development and behaviour, and parenting programmes have been recommended in the treatment of child psychosocial problems. However, parental mental health also needs to be addressed when delivering parenting programmes as it is linked with parenting practices, child outcomes, and treatment outcomes of parenting programmes. This paper describes the protocol of a study examining the effects of a combined intervention of a parenting programme and a cognitive behavioural intervention for mental health problems. Methods/design. The effects of a combined intervention of Triple P Discussion Groups and Stress Control will be examined using a randomised controlled trial design. Parents with a child aged 3-8 years will be recruited to take part in the study. After obtaining informed consent and pre-intervention measures, participants will be randomly assigned to either an intervention or a waitlist condition. The two primary outcomes for this study are change in dysfunctional/ineffective parenting practices and change in symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress. Secondary outcomes are child behaviour problems, parenting experiences, parental self-efficacy, family relationships, and positive parental mental health. Demographic information, participant satisfaction with the intervention, and treatment fidelity data will also be collected. Data will be collected at pre-intervention, mid-intervention, post-intervention, and 3-month follow-up. Discussion. The aim of this paper is to describe the study protocol of a randomised controlled trial evaluating the effects of a combined intervention of Triple P Discussion Groups and Stress Control in comparison to a waitlist condition. This study is important because it will provide evidence about the effects of this combined intervention for parents with 3-8 year old children. The results of the study could be used to inform policy about parenting support and support for parents with mental health problems. Trial registration. ClinicalTrial.gov: NCT01777724, UTN: U1111-1137-1053.
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