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Are parent-reported outcomes for self-directed or telephone-assisted behavioral family intervention enhanced if parents are observed?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17438343     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The study examined the effects of conducting observations as part of a broader assessment of families participating in behavior family intervention (BFI). It was designed to investigate whether the observations improve intervention outcomes. Families were randomly assigned to different levels of BFI or a waitlist control condition and subsequently randomly assigned to either observation or no-observation conditions. This study demonstrated significant intervention and observation effects. Mothers in more intensive BFI reported more improvement in their child's behavior and their own parenting. Observed mothers reported lower intensity of child behavior problems and more effective parenting styles. There was also a trend for less anger among mothers who were observed and evidence of an observation-intervention interaction for parental anger, with observed mothers in more intensive intervention reporting less anger compared to those not observed. Implications for clinical and research intervention contexts are discussed.
Alina Morawska; Matthew R Sanders
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Behavior modification     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0145-4455     ISO Abbreviation:  Behav Modif     Publication Date:  2007 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-04-17     Completed Date:  2007-07-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7803043     Medline TA:  Behav Modif     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  279-97     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Behavior Therapy / methods*
Child Behavior Disorders / epidemiology,  therapy*
Child, Preschool
Family Therapy*
Parent-Child Relations
Self Efficacy*
Treatment Outcome

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