A French Community-Based Intervention for Parents of French-Canadian Children with Behavior Problems: The EQUIPE Program

A French Community-Based Intervention for Parents of French-Canadian Children with Behavior Problems: The EQUIPE Program

A French Community-Based Intervention for Parents of French-Canadian Children with Behavior Problems: The EQUIPE Program

A French Community-Based Intervention for Parents of French-Canadian Children with Behavior Problems: The EQUIPE Programs

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Ben Amor, Leila, Lachal, Jonathan, Menard, Marie-Line, Pelletier, William, Mac Dermott, Véronique, Ben Amor, Radhia, Sanchez, Isabelle, Lapointe, L.ouis, Bouchard, Pierre, Rousseau, Benoit et Ricard, Nathalie. 2022. «A French Community-Based Intervention for Parents of French-Canadian Children with Behavior Problems: The EQUIPE Program ». L’Encéphale, vol. 21, no S0013, p. 1-8.

Fiche synthèse

1. Objectifs


Intentions :
«This study aims (a) to evaluate the effects of the EQUIPE program (Étude Québécoise d’Intervention pour les Parents d’Enfants avec des problèmes de comportement) [in a] population of parents of children with BP [behavior problems], (b) to assess the effects of this parental program up to one year after the intervention, (c) to analyze the impact of the severity of a child’s BP and (d) to examine the impact of parental characteristics.» (p. 2)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
«[T]he study was proposed to parents on a waiting list who had requested an intervention for their 3 to 12-year-old children with BP in one of the health centers in the province of Quebec (Canada). The EQUIPE program was proposed to parents as a “service before diagnosis” approach. […] Seventeen centers participated: Centres Locaux de Services Communautaires (CLSCs) of the greater Quebec City area (n = 4), of the greater Montreal area (n = 12), and from the Sainte-Justine University Hospital Center. […] For each participant, four evaluation periods have been proposed: before (T0), after the EQUIPE program (T1), and at 6 (T2) and 12 months (T3) of follow-up. A control group was set up with participants who accepted to participate in the EQUIPE program but were waiting for availability to participate.» (p. 2) «A total of 548 participants were enrolled (672 parents of 548 children): 72% mothers, 28% fathers. In total, the community-based sample was made up of 533 participants at T0 […]. In total, 110 participants (21%) completed the follow-up […].» (p. 3-4)

Instruments :
Questionnaires

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse statistique

3. Résumé


«At T1, the study revealed a significant positive effect of the EQUIPE program on the level of BP and on PS [parental stress] levels. Parent training was effective in decreasing child BP ratings. Both CBCL [Behavior Checklist] internalizing and externalizing scores improved significantly with no difference between these two subtypes of BP. […] The EQUIPE intervention was also more effective in the severe group […] than in the mild group. […] As expected, the EQUIPE program was effective in decreasing PS levels. The PS was reported to be related to the severity of child’s BP […] and to the type of their child’s behavior […]. It is possible that the PS was reduced by improving parental competencies which in turn might have a positive influence on child behavior.» (p. 5) In sum, «the study showed that the EQUIPE program had positive effects on parental training for up to 12 months in the intervention groups, particularly in the group with more severe disorders. […] The EQUIPE Program is an effective intervention in parents of French-Canadian children with BP up to 12 months, with a significant decrease of CBCL and PSI [Parenting Stress Index] scores as compared to the baseline and to the control group.» (p. 8)