Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences

Tea Trillingsgaard

Assessing the effectiveness of the 'Incredible Years parent training' to parents of young children with ADHD symptoms: A preliminary report

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  • Tea Trillingsgaard
  • Anegen Trillingsgaard, Denmark
  • Carolyn Webster-Stratton, University of Washington, Seattle, United States
This study examined the effectiveness of an evidence-based parent training program in a real-world Scandinavian setting. Parents of 36 young children with or at risk of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) self-referred to participate in the Incredible Years® Parent Training Program (IYPT) through a Danish early intervention clinic. Using a benchmarking approach, we compared self-report data with data from a recent efficacy study. Eight out of nine outcome measures showed comparable or higher magnitude of effect from pretest to posttest. Effects were maintained or improved across six months. The methodology of this study exemplifies a rigorous but feasible approach to assessing effectiveness when evidence-based US protocols are transferred into the existing Scandinavian service delivery. Findings suggest that IYPT can be implemented successfully as an easy-access early intervention to families of children with or at risk of ADHD.
Original languageEnglish
JournalScandinavian Journal of Psychology
Pages (from-to)538-545
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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