Drop out from behavioral management training programs for ADHD: a prospective study

Friars, Patrice and Mellor, David 2007, Drop out from behavioral management training programs for ADHD: a prospective study, Journal of child and family studies, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 427-441, doi: 10.1007/s10826-006-9096-z.

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Title Drop out from behavioral management training programs for ADHD: a prospective study
Author(s) Friars, Patrice
Mellor, DavidORCID iD for Mellor, David orcid.org/0000-0001-5007-5906
Journal name Journal of child and family studies
Volume number 16
Issue number 3
Start page 427
End page 441
Publisher Springer New York LLC
Place of publication Dordrecht, Netherlands
Publication date 2007-06
ISSN 1062-1024
Keyword(s) ADHD
parenting programs
prospective study
Summary To investigate dropout from parenting programs for disruptive behavior disorders, we followed 18 clients prospectively from the beginning of a manualized treatment program to three month follow-up. Using qualitative and quantitative methods, we then compared those who dropped out of the program with those who completed it. We found that in general, those participants who dropped out of the program were parents of children with more disturbed behavior, who perceived their children to be more difficult than others, and who experienced more subjective parenting stress. Those who dropped out were also not convinced that the strategies proposed in the program to help manage their children were useful. On the other hand, those who completed the program reported a determination to persevere with the strategies which they saw as assisting them to re-establish positive relationships with their adolescent children. The findings are discussed in the context of how manualized programs might be modified to increase retention.
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/s10826-006-9096-z
Field of Research 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2007, Springer Science+Business Media
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30007272

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