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A cognitive–behavioural parenting intervention reduced problem behaviours in at-risk preschool children and improved parenting skills in socially disadvantaged families

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Q Does a community-based cognitive–behavioural parenting intervention reduce problem behaviour in at-risk preschool children and improve parenting skills in families from socially disadvantaged areas?


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randomised controlled trial.

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unclear concealment.

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blinded ({participants}* and data collectors).

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6 months.

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11 Sure Start areas (ie, high risk, disadvantaged areas) in north and mid-Wales, UK.

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153 families from socially disadvantaged areas that had a 3-year-old or 4-year-old child (58% boys) who lived with the primary caregiver and was at risk for conduct …

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  • For correspondence: Dr J Hutchings, University of Wales Bangor, Gwynedd, UK. j.hutchings{at}

  • Source of funding: Health Foundation.