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J Pediatr Health Care. 2011 Mar-Apr;25(2):77-86. doi: 10.1016/j.pedhc.2009.08.008. Epub 2010 Jan 6.

Early intervention in pediatrics offices for emerging disruptive behavior in toddlers.

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Department of Behavioral Sciences, Fitchburg State College, 160 Pearl St, Fitchburg, MA 01420, USA. jmcmenamy@fsc.edu

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

This study provides preliminary data about a parenting intervention for families of preschoolers with early attention deficit hyperactivity disorder/oppositional defiant disorder symptoms carried out in two diverse primary care pediatric offices.

METHOD:

Parents of toddlers completed behavioral screening questionnaires at well-child visits. Eligible parents participated in a 10-week parenting education group using the Incredible Years program. Mothers completed several outcome measures at three time points: before participating in the group, immediately after the group ended, and 6 months thereafter. These measures assessed changes in parenting practices, parenting stress, and child symptoms. Parent and provider satisfaction also were assessed.

RESULTS:

Mothers reported improvements in parenting skills and a decrease in stress. They also reported a decrease in child aggression and an increase in compliance. Mothers and providers reported high levels of satisfaction.

CONCLUSIONS:

Results support the benefits and feasibility of providing parenting education groups to parents of toddlers in pediatric practice settings.

PMID:
21320679
PMCID:
PMC3045763
DOI:
10.1016/j.pedhc.2009.08.008
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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