Management of conflict of interest in psychosocial research on parenting and family interventions

Sanders, Matthew R. (2015) Management of conflict of interest in psychosocial research on parenting and family interventions. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 24 3: 832-841. doi:10.1007/s10826-015-0127-5


Author Sanders, Matthew R.
Title Management of conflict of interest in psychosocial research on parenting and family interventions
Journal name Journal of Child and Family Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1062-1024
1573-2843
Publication date 2015-03-01
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s10826-015-0127-5
Volume 24
Issue 3
Start page 832
End page 841
Total pages 10
Place of publication New York NY United States
Publisher Springer New York
Language eng
Abstract A transparent research process is needed to promote professional and public confidence in findings arising from trials on parenting and family interventions. Findings from studies that involve developers in testing psychosocial interventions have come under criticism for potential bias attributed to financial conflicts of interest (COI) and inconsistent disclosure of such interests. Using Triple P as an example, this paper discusses how program developers can effectively manage the COI disclosure process to promote greater transparency and thereby strengthen the confidence of researchers, practitioners, policy makers and the general public in the efficacy of an intervention. Developer-involved and independent evaluations have a complementary role in building the empirical base for evidence-based interventions. The challenges developers, non-developer evaluators, and journal editors face in managing COI are discussed and possible solutions are proposed.
Keyword Conflict of interest
Developer-led research
Triple P-Positive Parenting Program
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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