Journal article

Development and evaluation of the Parenting to Reduce Child Anxiety and Depression Scale (PaRCADS): assessment of parental concordance with guidelines for the prevention of child anxiety and depression

Wan Hua Sim, Anthony F Jorm, Katherine A Lawrence, Marie BH Yap

PEERJ | PEERJ INC | Published : 2019

Abstract

Background: Involving parents in the prevention of mental health problems in children is prudent given their fundamental role in supporting their child's development. However, few measures encapsulate the range of risk and protective factors for child anxiety and depression that parents can potentially modify. The Parenting to Reduce Child Anxiety and Depression Scale (PaRCADS) was developed as a criterion-referenced measure to assess parenting against a set of evidence-based parenting guidelines for the prevention of child anxiety and depressive disorders. Methods: In Study 1, 355 parents of children 8-11 years old across Australia completed the PaRCADS and measures of parenting, general fa..

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Grants

Awarded by Monash University Faculty Strategic Grant


Awarded by NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellowship


Awarded by NHMRC Career Development Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by a Monash University Faculty Strategic Grant (SGS16-0406) and an Australian Rotary Health Research Grant. Wan Hua Sim received an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship. Anthony F. Jorm received salary support from an NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellowship (APP1059785). Marie BH Yap received salary support from a NHMRC Career Development Fellowship (APP1061744). The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.