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Title: The efficacy of a group triple P (Positive parenting program) for Chinese parents with a child diagnosed with ADHD in Hong Kong : a pilot randomised controlled study
Authors: Au, A 
Lau, KM
Wong, AHC
Lam, C
Leung, C 
Lau, J
Lee, YK
Keywords: ADHD
Chinese parents
Focus group
Organisational skills
Parenting programme
Triple P
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Ltd.
Source: Australian psychologist, 2014, v. 49, no. 3, p. 151-162 How to cite?
Journal: Australian Psychologist 
Abstract: The present pilot study evaluated the efficacy of the Level 4 Group Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) with Hong Kong Chinese parents who had a child with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), using a randomised controlled trial design. It was a mixed research method involving quantitative measurement and semi-structured focus group. Participants were randomly assigned to Triple P (n=8) or control group (n=9) and completed measures on child disruptive behaviours, sense of parenting efficacy and satisfaction, family stress and service needs. Outcomes were assessed at pre-, post-, and 3-month follow-up. A focus group was also conducted with the participants in the intervention group upon the programme completion. Compared with the control group, the intervention group reported a significant reduction in intensity of child behaviour problems and a significant increase in parenting efficacy at post-intervention. The gain in reducing intensity of child disruptive behaviours maintained to 3 months after the completion of programme. Qualitative data suggested the three key elements to help both parents and children get positive changes: understanding and empathy, emotional control, and persistence in applying positive parenting strategies. The results partially provided preliminary evidence supporting the efficacy of Triple P in reducing child behaviour problems for ADHD in Chinese society.
ISSN: 1742-9544
DOI: 10.1111/ap.12053
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