Preliminary data on the efficacy of the incredible years basic parent programme in New Zealand
A Caspi; David M Fergusson; L John Horwood; Phil A Silva; Terrie E Moffitt
Objective: The aim of the present study was to conduct a preliminary examination of the efficacy and cultural acceptability of the Incredible Years Basic Parent Programme (IYBPP Au: (abstract objective) please confirm change of IYBPP definition to 'Incredible Years Basic) using data provided by the New Zealand Ministry of Education. Methods: Data were gathered on a series of 214 parents attending IYBPP for at least nine sessions. These data included (i) pre-test and post-test T scores on the Eyberg intensity and problem scales; (ii) pre-test and post-test scores on the parent version of the child Social Competence Scale; and (iii) parent satisfaction ratings. Results: Pre-test-post-test comparisons indicated significant improvements in behaviour and social competence scores (p > 0.001). Effect sizes ranged from 0.50 to 0.77. Effects were similar for Maori and non-Maori subjects. Parental satisfaction with the programme was high, with Maori and non-Maori parents reporting similar levels of satisfaction. Conclusions: These preliminary data are consistent with the view that IYBPP is an effective and culturally appropriate programme. There is a need for a more comprehensive evaluation using pilot research to assess the fidelity of programme delivery and randomized trials to assess programme efficacy.
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Rights Statement: This version in OUR Archive is the author's manuscript accepted for publication after peer-review. The published version is: Fergusson, D., Stanley, L., & Horwood, L. J. (2009). Preliminary data on the efficacy of the incredible years basic parent programme in New Zealand. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 43(1), 76-79. doi: 10.1080/00048670802534382
Research Type: Journal Article