The Effectiveness of Parent Management Training-Oregon Model in Clinically Referred Children with Externalizing Behavior Problems in The Netherlands

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Abstract

The present study examined the effectiveness of parent management training-Oregon model (PMTO) as a treatment for children with externalizing behavior problems in The Netherlands. Clinically referred children (N = 146) aged 4-11 years and their parents were partly randomized to either PMTO (n = 91) or Care As Usual (CAU; n = 55). Families were assessed at four time points: at pretreatment, and after 6, 12, and 18 months. Results showed that both PMTO and CAU were effective in reducing child externalizing behavior, parenting stress and parental psychopathology, with no significant differences between the two treatment conditions. PMTO and CAU interventions also produced some improvements in self-reported parenting skills, but not in observed parenting skills. According to the Reliable Change Index, 16.9 and 45.8 % of the children within the PMTO group showed full recovery or improvement in externalizing behavior, respectively, versus 9.7 and 42.8 % in the CAU condition. Finally, the effect size of PMTO on parent-reported externalizing behavior problems as found in the present study was comparable to that found in previous studies evaluating PMTO as an intervention for this type of child psychopathology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)136–150
Number of pages15
JournalChild Psychiatry & Human Development
Volume48
Issue number1
Early online date15 Jun 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2017

Keywords

  • Parent management training
  • Externalizing behavior problems
  • Parenting practices
  • RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED-TRIAL
  • SHORT FORMS
  • INTERVENTION
  • PROGRAM
  • FAMILIES
  • MOTHERS
  • ADHD
  • BOYS
  • DELINQUENCY
  • IMPUTATION

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