Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Co-occurring change in children's conduct problems and maternal depression: Latent class individual participant data meta-analysis of the Incredible Years parenting program
Authors: Leijten, Patty
Gardner, Frances
Melendez-Torres, G. J.
Weeland, Joyce
Hutchings, Judy
Landau, Sabine
McGilloway, Sinéad
Overbeek, Geertjan
van Aar, Jolien
Menting, Ankie
Orobio de Castro, Bram
Berry, Vashti
Gaspar, Maria Filomena 
Axberg, Ulf
Mørch, Willy-Tore
Scott, Stephen
Keywords: Conduct problems; Individual participant data meta-analysis; Maternal depression; Parenting program
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Project: National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Public Health Research Programme (PI Gardner) 
NIHR CLAHRC South West Peninsula 
Serial title, monograph or event: Development and Psychopathology
Volume: 31
Issue: 5
Abstract: Children vary in the extent to which they benefit from parenting programs for conduct problems. How does parental mental health change if children benefit less or more? We assessed whether changes in conduct problems and maternal depressive symptoms co-occur following participation in the Incredible Years parenting program. We integrated individual participant data from 10 randomized trials (N = 1280; children aged 2-10 years) and distinguished latent classes based on families' baseline and post-test conduct problems and maternal depressive symptoms, using repeated measures latent class analysis (RMLCA) and latent transition analysis (LTA). Classes differed mainly in severity of conduct problems and depression (RMLCA; 4 classes). Conduct problems reduced in all classes. Depressive symptoms did not change in most classes, except in a class of families where conduct problems and depression were particularly severe. Incredible Years led to a greater likelihood of families with particularly severe conduct problems and depression moving to a class with mild problems (LTA; 3 classes). Our findings suggest that for the majority of families, children's conduct problems reduce, but maternal depressive symptoms do not, suggesting relative independence, with the exception of families with severe depression and severe conduct problems where changes for the better do co-occur.
ISSN: 0954-5794
DOI: 10.1017/S0954579419001068
Rights: openAccess
Appears in Collections:I&D CES - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat
Co-occurring_change_in_childrens_conduct.pdf356.69 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
Show full item record


checked on Nov 17, 2022


checked on May 2, 2023

Page view(s)

checked on Sep 18, 2023


checked on Sep 18, 2023

Google ScholarTM




This item is licensed under a Creative Commons License Creative Commons