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A cognitive behavioural parenting intervention reduced conduct problems in children and improved parenting skill and confidence

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Q Does a community based cognitive behavioural parenting intervention delivered by a voluntary sector organisation reduce conduct problems in clinically referred children and improve parenting skill and confidence?


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randomised controlled trial.

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blinded {data collectors, researchers coding videotapes, and data analysts}.*

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6 months.

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9 sites (including community and family centres and church halls) in the UK.

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76 families with children 2–9 years of age (74% boys) who were referred for conduct problems by primary healthcare workers, social workers, other professionals, or their own families and scored >10 on the Eyberg problem scale. Exclusion criteria …

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  • * Information provided by author.

  • For correspondence: Dr F Gardner, Oxford, UK. frances.gardner{at}

  • Source of funding: Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.