The maintenance effect of cognitive-behavioural treatment groups for the Chinese parents of children with intellectual disabilities in Melbourne, Australia : A 6-month follow-up study

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1043-1053
Journal / PublicationJournal of Intellectual Disability Research
Volume55
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011

Abstract

Background Caring for a child with intellectual disability can be stressful. No data on the longer-term effects of cognitive-behavioural treatment (CBT) on parents from a Chinese-speaking background who have children with intellectual disabilities are available in the literature. This study attempted to fill this research gap by examining the maintenance effect of CBT among the Chinese parents of such children in Melbourne, Australia. Method Thirty-nine participants took part in our CBT groups and attended follow-up meetings. A questionnaire comprising four instruments, the Parenting Stress Index (PS) - Parent Domain, General Health Questionnaire-12 (GHQ-12), Abbreviated Quality of Life Enjoyment and Satisfaction Questionnaire (Q-LES-Q-18) and Dysfunctional Attitude Scale (DAS), was administered to the participants at the pre- and post-test stage and at the 6-month follow-up. Results One-way repeated-measures analyses of variance revealed significant time and group effects in the PS (F 2,27=16.93, P2,27=15.98, P2,27=81.93, P2,27=15.50, P

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  • Children with intellectual disabilities, Chinese parents, Group treatment, Longer-term maintenance effect of CBT, Mental health, Parenting stress

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The maintenance effect of cognitive-behavioural treatment groups for the Chinese parents of children with intellectual disabilities in Melbourne, Australia : A 6-month follow-up study. / Wong, D. F K; Poon, A.; Kwok, Y.C. Lai.

In: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, Vol. 55, No. 11, 11.2011, p. 1043-1053.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review