In PAINT- P, PhD student Rianne Hornsta, as part of her PhD research, investigated the effectiveness of different components of behavioural parent training for children with ADHD symptoms.
The effects of stimulus control (antecedent) and contingency management (consequent) techniques were investigated. The data collection of this study has been completed. In total, parents of 92 children from all over the Netherlands participated. The results have been written up and published in scientific articles and presented at (inter)national congresses.
We are proud to report that parents are enthusiastic about the training and that positive results are found from both trainings (antecedent and consequent interventions) on (daily measures of) improving problem behaviour in children with ADHD. Antecedent-based techniques appear to be especially important in addressing inattention.
A meta-analysis examines the components that moderate the effect of behavioural parent and teacher training. The meta-analysis has been completed and we are in the process of publishing the results. We investigated which components of behavioural parent and teacher training are associated with the effect on ADHD symptoms and behavioural problems of the child. We also conducted a meta-analysis to determine which components of parent training are associated with the effect on parent outcomes (parenting, parent-child relationship and parental mental health).
Single case studies
Through a series of single case experiments, the additional effect of contingency management on top of stimulus control techniques is investigated. Six parents of children with ADHD eventually participated in this study and the results are currently being written up in a scientific article.