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The effectiveness of the Incredible Years pre-school parenting programme in the United Kingdom: a pragmatic randomised controlled trial. / Morpeth, Louise; Blower, Sarah; Tobin, Kate; Taylor, Rod S.; Bywater, Tracey Jane; Edwards, Rhiannon; Axford, Nick; Lehtonen, Minna; Jones, Carys; Berry, Vashti.

In: Child Care in Practice, Vol. 23, No. 2, 04.2017, p. 141-161.

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Morpeth, Louise ; Blower, Sarah ; Tobin, Kate ; Taylor, Rod S. ; Bywater, Tracey Jane ; Edwards, Rhiannon ; Axford, Nick ; Lehtonen, Minna ; Jones, Carys ; Berry, Vashti. / The effectiveness of the Incredible Years pre-school parenting programme in the United Kingdom: a pragmatic randomised controlled trial. In: Child Care in Practice. 2017 ; Vol. 23, No. 2. pp. 141-161.

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T1 - The effectiveness of the Incredible Years pre-school parenting programme in the United Kingdom: a pragmatic randomised controlled trial

AU - Morpeth, Louise

AU - Blower, Sarah

AU - Tobin, Kate

AU - Taylor, Rod S.

AU - Bywater, Tracey Jane

AU - Edwards, Rhiannon

AU - Axford, Nick

AU - Lehtonen, Minna

AU - Jones, Carys

AU - Berry, Vashti

N1 - 2017 Taylor & Francis. This is the author accepted manuscript. The final version is available from Taylor & Francis via the DOI in this record. This study was funded by Birmingham City Council), as part of its Brighter Futures strategy for children’s services.

PY - 2017/4

Y1 - 2017/4

N2 - The prognosis for children with early-onset conduct disorder is poor. Conduct disorder also has a social cost for families and communities, and an economic cost for society through the increased use of health, education, social, legal and detention services. In this study, the Incredible Years (IY) BASIC programme was delivered to parents of pre-school children at risk of developing a conduct disorder and evaluated by pragmatic randomised controlled trial. Participants were parents of 161 children (110 intervention, 51 control) aged between 36 and 59 months (mean age 44 months, 63% boys) and scoring over the clinical cut-off on the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ). At follow-up (six months post-baseline), the intent-to-treat analysis showed a mean between group difference in favour of IY on the SDQ total difficulties score of 2.23 (p < 0.05, effect size: 0.50). IY was also superior to control on the Eyberg Child Behaviour Inventory (p < 0.05, effect size: 0.37) and on the Arnold and O’Leary parenting scale (p < 0.01, effect size: 0.43). This study confirms the effectiveness of IY in a public system delivered with fidelity by regular children’s centre staff, supporting findings from a similar trial in Wales. These results support the wider roll-out of IY to similar children.

AB - The prognosis for children with early-onset conduct disorder is poor. Conduct disorder also has a social cost for families and communities, and an economic cost for society through the increased use of health, education, social, legal and detention services. In this study, the Incredible Years (IY) BASIC programme was delivered to parents of pre-school children at risk of developing a conduct disorder and evaluated by pragmatic randomised controlled trial. Participants were parents of 161 children (110 intervention, 51 control) aged between 36 and 59 months (mean age 44 months, 63% boys) and scoring over the clinical cut-off on the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ). At follow-up (six months post-baseline), the intent-to-treat analysis showed a mean between group difference in favour of IY on the SDQ total difficulties score of 2.23 (p < 0.05, effect size: 0.50). IY was also superior to control on the Eyberg Child Behaviour Inventory (p < 0.05, effect size: 0.37) and on the Arnold and O’Leary parenting scale (p < 0.01, effect size: 0.43). This study confirms the effectiveness of IY in a public system delivered with fidelity by regular children’s centre staff, supporting findings from a similar trial in Wales. These results support the wider roll-out of IY to similar children.

KW - Incredible Years

KW - Randomised control trial

KW - Parenting

KW - Behaviour

KW - Conduct disorder

U2 - 10.1080/13575279.2016.1264366

DO - 10.1080/13575279.2016.1264366

M3 - Article

VL - 23

SP - 141

EP - 161

JO - Child Care in Practice

T2 - Child Care in Practice

JF - Child Care in Practice

SN - 1357-5279

IS - 2

ER -