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

Alma AU, Kam Mei Kammy LAU, Ada Hsu‐Chong WONG, Candy LAM, Cynthia LEUNG, Joseph LAU, Yiu Ki LEE

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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. Copyright © 2014 The Australian Psychological Society.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-162
JournalAustralian Psychologist
Volume49
Issue number3
Early online dateApr 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2014

Citation

Au, A., Lau, K.‐M., Wong, A. H.‐C., Lam, C., Leung, C., Lau, J., & Lee, Y. K. (2014). 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. Australian Psychologist, 49(3), 151-162. doi: 10.1111/ap.12053

Keywords

  • ADHD
  • Chinese parents
  • Focus group
  • Organisational skills
  • Parenting programme
  • Triple P

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