Parenting intervention combined with acceptance and commitment therapy: a trial with families of children with cerebral palsy

Whittingham, Koa, Sanders, Matthew R., McKinlay, Lynne and Boyd, Roslyn N. (2015) Parenting intervention combined with acceptance and commitment therapy: a trial with families of children with cerebral palsy. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 41 5: 531-542. doi:10.1093/jpepsy/jsv118


Author Whittingham, Koa
Sanders, Matthew R.
McKinlay, Lynne
Boyd, Roslyn N.
Title Parenting intervention combined with acceptance and commitment therapy: a trial with families of children with cerebral palsy
Journal name Journal of Pediatric Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0146-8693
1465-735X
Publication date 2015-12-24
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1093/jpepsy/jsv118
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 41
Issue 5
Start page 531
End page 542
Total pages 12
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Oxford University Press
Language eng
Abstract Objective To examine the effects of Stepping Stones Triple P (SSTP) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) on child functioning, quality of life, and parental adjustment. Method 67 parents (97.0% mothers) of children (64.2% male; mean age 5.3 +/- 3.0 years) with cerebral palsy participated in a randomized controlled trial with three groups: wait-list control, SSTP, and SSTP+ACT. This article details the secondary outcomes. Results In comparison with waitlist, the SSTP+ACT group showed increased functional performance and quality of life as well as decreased parental psychological symptoms. No differences were found for parental confidence. No differences were found between SSTP and wait-list or between SSTP and SSTP+ACT. Conclusions ACT-integrated parenting intervention may be an effective way to target child functioning, quality of life, and parental adjustment.
Keyword Cerebral palsy
Family therapy
Parenting
Quality of life
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Grant ID 631712
Institutional Status UQ

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