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Do parents of children with metabolic diseases benefit from the Triple P - Positive Parenting Program? A pilot study
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Abstract
Background Parents of children with metabolic diseases report more parenting stress, anxiety, depression and dysfunctional parenting styles than parents of children without metabolic diseases. In addition, their children have more behavioral problems. Beside the fact that metabolic diseases are rare, they form a relatively large proportion in the morbidity and mortality of chronically ill children. Methods In this pilot study 14 parents of children with metabolic diseases, aged between 2.5 and 13 years, participated in a quasi-experimental pre-post-follow-up study. Results After participating in the Level 4 Group Triple P-program there were small effects in decreasing child behavioral problems and large effects in decreasing dysfunctional parenting styles. There was a moderate to large reduction of parental stress and a large reduction of parental anxiety. Only the effects on the behavioral problems and the parenting style laxness were no longer significant at 6 months follow-up. Conclusions In summary it can be said that the existing Triple P-program has good effects, with a great degree of satisfaction, for parents of children with metabolic diseases in reducing dysfunctional parenting styles, parenting stress and behavioral problems of their children. One should not wait for a specialized program to reach these parents, but further research is necessary as a greater effect can be expected when this program is adapted to these parents.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of pediatric endocrinology and metabolism. - London
Journal of pediatric endocrinology and metabolism. - London
Publication
London : 2018
ISSN
0334-018X
Volume/pages
31 :12 (2018) , p. 1335-1342
ISI
000452393300006
Pubmed ID
30433873
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Creation 05.12.2018
Last edited 20.09.2021
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