Journal article

A Parenting Program to Reduce Disruptive Behavior in Hispanic Children with Acquired Brain Injury: A Randomized Controlled Trial Conducted in Mexico

Clara Chavez Arana, Cathy Catroppa, Guillermina Yanez-Tellez, Belen Prieto-Corona, Miguel A de Leon, Antonio Garcia, Roberto Gomez-Raygoza, Stephen JC Hearps, Vicki Anderson

Developmental Neurorehabilitation | TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC | Published : 2019


Children with acquired brain injury (ABI) are at risk of impairments in self-regulation and disruptive behavior. We aimed to investigate the effectiveness of the Signposts program to reduce disruptive behavior and improve self-regulation in Hispanic children with ABI, and reduce parental stress and improve parenting practices. Using a randomized controlled trial design, we assigned children (n = 71) and their parents to Signposts or generic telephone support. Blinded assessors conducted assessments at pre-intervention, immediately post-intervention, and at 3 months post-intervention. Signposts was effective in reducing dysfunctional parenting practices. Further, when analyzing participants a..

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