Childhood feeding difficulties: a randomized controlled trial of a group-based parenting intervention

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Adamson, Michelle, Morawska, Alina and Sanders, Matthew R.. 2013. "Childhood feeding difficulties: a randomized controlled trial of a group-based parenting intervention." Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. 34 (5), pp. 293-302. https://doi.org/10.1097/DBP.0b013e3182961a38
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Childhood feeding difficulties: a randomized controlled trial of a group-based parenting intervention

ERA Journal ID6388
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsAdamson, Michelle (Author), Morawska, Alina (Author) and Sanders, Matthew R. (Author)
Journal TitleJournal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Journal Citation34 (5), pp. 293-302
Number of Pages10
Year2013
Place of PublicationPhiladelphia, PA. United States
ISSN0196-206X
1536-7312
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1097/DBP.0b013e3182961a38
Web Address (URL)http://www.jdbp.org
Abstract

Background: Difficulty with feeding is common during early childhood. Behavioral techniques have shown considerable utility for difficult feeding, although large-scale studies of behavioral parenting interventions with typically developing young children, and in group formats, are limited.
Objective: The current study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of a group-based, behavioral family intervention for typically developing healthy children with problem eating via a fully randomized 2-group design.
Methods: Ninety-six families of children aged 1.5 to 6 years with feeding difficulties participated in a trial of Hassle Free Mealtimes Triple P (A. Morawska and M.R. Sanders, unpublished data, 2008) in regional and metropolitan Queensland (Australia).
Results: Results support the utility of a group-based behavioral parenting program for childhood feeding issues, with significant improvements to the mealtime and general behavior of target children, the mealtime and general practices of parents, parental confidence and cognitions, compared with a waitlist control. Six-month follow-up data and clinical and reliable change indices support the intervention's utility. Parents were also highly satisfied with the program.
Conclusion: The current study provides evidence of the efficacy of a group-based behavioral family intervention for mealtime difficulties, including observational and more extended outcome measures. Future directions and clinical implications of this research are discussed.

Keywordsfeeding; mealtimes; parenting
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020420303. Family care
520199. Applied and developmental psychology not elsewhere classified
520105. Psychological methodology, design and analysis
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© 2013 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Published version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.

Byline AffiliationsSchool of Psychology and Counselling
University of Queensland
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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