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Self-Help Parent Training for Conduct Problems in Children

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00299442
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified November 2008 by University of Oxford.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : March 6, 2006
Last Update Posted : March 12, 2009
Information provided by:

March 3, 2006
March 6, 2006
March 12, 2009
July 2007
February 2009   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  • Eyberg Child Behavior Inventory [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  • Sutter-Eyberg Student Behavior Inventory [ Time Frame: 10 weeks ]
  • Parent Daily Report [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  • Eyberg Child Behavior Inventory
  • Sutter-Eyberg Student Behavior Inventory
  • Parent Daily Report
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00299442 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
  • Depression-Anxiety Stress Scale [ Time Frame: 10 weeks ]
  • Parent Sense of Competence Scale [ Time Frame: 10 weeks ]
  • Parenting Scale [ Time Frame: 10 weeks ]
  • Dyadic Adjustment Scale [ Time Frame: 10 weeks ]
  • Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire [ Time Frame: 10 weeks ]
  • Therapy Attitude Inventory [ Time Frame: 10 weeks ]
  • Depression-Anxiety Stress Scale
  • Parent Sense of Competence Scale
  • Parenting Scale
  • Dyadic Adjustment Scale
  • Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire
  • Therapy Attitude Inventory
  • EuroQol (EQ-5D)
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Self-Help Parent Training for Conduct Problems in Children
Can Self−Help Parent Training Reduce Conduct Problems in Children on NHS Waiting Lists for Child Mental Health Services?
This project will introduce a self-help parent training programme for families on National Health Service (NHS) waiting lists for child mental health services. It will examine whether access to treatment can be increased by providing an intervention that requires fewer resources and by releasing clinician time for more serious cases. This intervention will be tested in a randomised, controlled trial in which 35 subjects will receive treatment immediately and 35 will receive treatment after waiting for 10 weeks. All families will also complete questionnaires before and after the 10 week study period in order to measure changes in child behaviour, parenting, and parental mental health. Cost-effectiveness of this programme will also be analysed. Intention-to-treat analyses will be conducted.
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Phase 3
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Behavioral Symptoms
Behavioral: Self-help Triple P Behavioural Family Intervention
10-week self-help workbook and videos
Other Name: Triple P
  • Experimental: 1
    Self-help Triple P Behavioural Family Intervention
    Intervention: Behavioral: Self-help Triple P Behavioural Family Intervention
  • No Intervention: 2
    Wait-list control
Montgomery P, Bjornstad G, Dennis J. Media-based behavioural treatments for behavioural problems in children. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2006 Jan 25;(1):CD002206. Review.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
Unknown status
February 2009
February 2009   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Families on waiting lists and child and adolescent mental health services clinics with children aged 2−5.
  • Scores in the clinical range on a standardised measure of child behaviour problems.
  • At least one parent in each family must be literate, fluent English speakers to participate because the self-administered intervention will primarily consist of written instructions and information in English.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Clients whose children score below a clinical cut-off score on a standardised measure of child behaviour problems. This is to ensure that participants are appropriate for an intervention aiming to reduce behaviour problems.
  • Non-English speakers or those who are unable to read cannot be included because reading English is required to complete the self-administered intervention.
  • Children or parents with severe disabilities and children with a developmental disorder (e.g., autism) will be excluded because the version of the parent training programme that will be implemented is not designed for families with these types of problems.
  • Children who live with a temporary caregiver will be excluded because the intervention is designed for full-time parents and follow-up will be after one year.
  • Children or parents who are currently receiving treatment for psychological problems will be excluded because outcomes may be influenced by interventions not affiliated with this project.
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
2 Years to 5 Years   (Child)
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United Kingdom
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Dr. Paul Montgomery, University of Oxford
University of Oxford
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
Principal Investigator: Paul Montgomery, D. Phil. University of Oxford
University of Oxford
November 2008

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