An exploratory randomised controlled trial of a web-based integrated bipolar parenting intervention (IBPI) for bipolar parents of young children (aged 3-10)

Jones, Steven, Wainwright, Laura D., Jovanoska, Jelena, Vincent, Helen, Diggle, Peter J., Calam, Rachel, Parker, Rob, Long, Rita, Mayes, Debbie, Sanders, Matthew and Lobban, Fiona (2015) An exploratory randomised controlled trial of a web-based integrated bipolar parenting intervention (IBPI) for bipolar parents of young children (aged 3-10). BMC Psychiatry, 15 1: 1-8. doi:10.1186/s12888-015-0505-y


Author Jones, Steven
Wainwright, Laura D.
Jovanoska, Jelena
Vincent, Helen
Diggle, Peter J.
Calam, Rachel
Parker, Rob
Long, Rita
Mayes, Debbie
Sanders, Matthew
Lobban, Fiona
Title An exploratory randomised controlled trial of a web-based integrated bipolar parenting intervention (IBPI) for bipolar parents of young children (aged 3-10)
Journal name BMC Psychiatry   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1471-244X
Publication date 2015-06-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1186/s12888-015-0505-y
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 15
Issue 1
Start page 1
End page 8
Total pages 8
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher BioMed Central
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Background:   Communication, impulse control and motivation can all be affected by Bipolar Disorder (BD) making consistent parenting more difficult than for parents without mental health problems. Children of parents with BD (CPB) are at significantly increased risk of a range of mental health issues including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), anxiety, depression, substance use, and sleep disorders. Furthermore, CPB are also at elevated risk for BD compared to the general population. This paper describes the rationale and protocol for a pilot randomised controlled trial (RCT) designed to assess the feasibility and acceptability of a new online intervention providing interactive psychoeducational information and parenting support for parents with BD.
Methods and design:   This article describes a single-blind randomised controlled trial comparing an Integrated Bipolar Parenting Intervention (IBPI) in addition to treatment as usual (TAU) with TAU alone. Participants will be recruited from across the UK from mental health services and through self-referral. The primary outcome of the study is the feasibility and acceptability of IBPI as indicated by recruitment to target, use of the intervention site, and retention to follow-up. Parents with BD allocated to the IBPI condition will have access to the intervention for 16 weeks. Effect size estimates will be obtained with respect to child behaviour, parenting skills and measures of parental mental health using measures taken at baseline (0), and at 16, 24, 36, and 48 weeks post randomization.
Discussion   This is the first randomised controlled trial of an integrated bipolar disorder parenting intervention. The benefits and challenges of delivering this online intervention, and evaluation using online RCT methodology are discussed.
Trial registration  Current Controlled Trials ISRCTN75279027 webcite Registered 12 August 2013
Keyword Bipolar
Parenting
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Article # 122

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