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Evaluating a Shortened Version of the Incredible Years (IY) Basic Programme in a Non-clinical Community Sample

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02850510
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 1, 2016
Last Update Posted : August 1, 2016
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Charlotte Reedtz, Regional centre for children and youth mental health and welfare

Brief Summary:

Aim of study:

To evaluate the effects of the shortened version of the Incredible Years (IY) Basic programme, the study which the parents were recruited to. A randomising experimental control between-group design was used with pre- and post-intervention measurements, and a one-year, four-year and ten-year follow-up. Children and families were randomized to either the shortened basic version (n = 89), or the control group (n = 97).


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Parenting Behavior Child Behavior Problems Behavioral: Brief Incredible Years parent training Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 189 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Evaluating a Shortened Version of the Incredible Years Basic Programme in a Non-clinical Community Sample
Study Start Date : January 2004
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2016

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MedlinePlus related topics: Parenting

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Brief Incredible Years parent training
Parent training
Behavioral: Brief Incredible Years parent training
The IY parent training programme (3-8 years) developed by Webster-Stratton at the Parenting Clinic, University of Washington, is a manualised and video-based training programme for parents of young children with conduct problems (Webster-Stratton and Reid, 2003a). Parents assigned to the short IY Basic (S-IY) condition were divided into groups of 10-12 parents. The S-IY was led by two experienced group leaders and parents met weekly for two-hour sessions at a public health care center in the community. The group leaders led discussions regarding central aspects of parenting on the basis of the video vignettes, role play and homework.
Other Name: The Incredible Years Programme series

No Intervention: No parent training
No parent training



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Longitudinal change in ECBI scores [ Time Frame: baseline, 6-8 weeks after intervention, one-year follow up, four-year follow up, ten-year follow up ]
    Eyberg Child Behavior Inventory (Robinson et al., 1980). The ECBI provides a list of 36 problem behaviours commonly reported by parents of children with disruptive behaviour problems. The inventory assesses behaviour on two dimensions: the frequency of the behaviour and its identification as a problem. The frequency ratings range from 1 (never) to 7 (always), and are summed to yield an overall problem behaviour Intensity score (Cronbach's alpha 1⁄4 0.82) ranging from 36 to 252.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Reasons for participation and help seeking behaviour [ Time Frame: Four-year follow up ]
    A questionnaire consisting of 12 questions was developed to assess parents' reasons for participating in child rearing classes. Three subscales measure parental concern (five items, a 1⁄4 0.82), motivation to learn (three items, a 1⁄4 0.42), and own/other's opinion (three items, a 1⁄4 0.42). The questionnaire was sent to all participants in the study. Examples of the questions were: ''I was concerned for my child's behaviour'', ''I was uncertain of how to raise my child'', and ''I think it's interesting to learn about children''. All questions were answered using a five-point Likert scale from ''agree'' to ''disagree''.

  2. Longitudinal change in PROC scores [ Time Frame: baseline, 6-8 weeks after intervention, one-year follow up, four-year follow up, ten-year follow up ]
    Parents Sense of Competence (Johnston and Mash, 1989). The PSOC consists of 16 items about parents' confidence on being a parent, answered on a six-point scale ranging from ''strongly disagree'' to ''strongly agree''. Scoring for some items is reversed so that, for all items, higher scores indicate greater parenting self-esteem. Two subscales measure efficacy (seven items, a 1⁄4 0.69) and satisfaction (nine items, a 1⁄4 0.77) in parenting.

  3. Longitudinal change in PSI scores [ Time Frame: baseline, 6-8 weeks after intervention, one-year follow up, four-year follow up, ten-year follow up ]
    Parent Stress Index, Short Form (PSI-SF; Abidin, 1995). The PSI-SF is a 36 item self-report measure of parenting stress, derived from the full version PSI. The PSI-SF yields a total stress (a 1⁄4 0.90) in addition to scores on three scales: parental distress, parent-child dysfunctional interaction, and difficult child.

  4. Longitudinal change in PPI scores [ Time Frame: baseline, 6-8 weeks after intervention, one-year follow up, four-year follow up, ten-year follow up ]
    Parenting Practices Interview (Webster-Stratton et al., 2001). The PPI was adapted from the Oregon Social Learning Centre's Discipline Questionnaire. Two subscales were used; Harsh Discipline (14 items, a 1⁄4 0.79), and Positive Parenting (15 items, a 1⁄4 0.67). Parents reported the probability and the frequency with which they used the different strategies on a seven-point scale.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   3 Years to 8 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • No diagnosable behavior problems in child

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosable behavior problems in child

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Regional centre for children and youth mental health and welfare
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Charlotte Reedtz, Dr. Philos Arctic University of Norway
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Responsible Party: Charlotte Reedtz, Associate professor, Dr. Philos, Regional centre for children and youth mental health and welfare
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02850510    
Other Study ID Numbers: Shortened version Basic IY
First Posted: August 1, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 1, 2016
Last Verified: July 2016
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided
Keywords provided by Charlotte Reedtz, Regional centre for children and youth mental health and welfare:
Harsh discipline
parental competence
positive parenting
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Problem Behavior
Behavioral Symptoms