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Table 3 Measures and data collection points

From: Study protocol: evaluation of a parenting and stress management programme: a randomised controlled trial of Triple P Discussion Groups and Stress Control

Construct Measure Administration time point Rationale for use
   Pre- Mid- Post- follow-up  
   intervention intervention intervention follow-up  
Primary outcome measures      
Dysfunctional/ineffective parenting practices The Parenting Scale (PS) [29] To measure the effects of the combined intervention on dysfunctional/ineffective parenting practices
Parent mental health Depression Anxiety Stress Scales-21 (DASS-21) [30] To measure the effects of the combined intervention on symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress
Secondary outcome measures      
Disruptive child behaviour Eyberg Child Behavior Inventory-Intensity Scale (ECBI-I) [31]   To measure the effects of the combined intervention on children’s behaviour
Parenting experiences Parenting Experience Survey (PES) [32]   To measure the effects of the combined intervention on parenting experiences
Parental self-efficacy Child Adjustment and Parent Efficacy Scale-Parent Efficacy subscale (CAPES-PE) (Morawska A, Sanders MR, Haslam D, Filus A, Fletcher R: Child Adjustment and Parent Efficacy Scale (CAPES): development and initial validation of a parent report measure, submitted)   To measure the effects of the combined intervention on parental self-efficacy
Family relationships Parenting and Family Adjustment Scale-Family Relationships subscale (PAFAS-FR) [33]   To measure the effects of the combined intervention on family relationships
Positive parent mental health Short Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale (SWEMWBS) [34]   To measure the effects of the combined intervention on parental positive mental health
Other measures       
Family demographics Family Background Questionnaire     To describe the demographic information of the participating families
Participant satisfaction with the Triple P Discussion Groups Triple P Client Satisfaction Questionnaire (CSQ) [35]      To measure the acceptability and satisfaction with the Triple P Discussion Group sessions
Participant satisfaction with Stress Control Stress Control Client Satisfaction Questionnaire      To measure the acceptability and satisfaction with the Stress Control sessions
  Procedure  
Treatment fidelity of Triple P Discussion Groups Session content checklist [36] Completed by the practitioner/s at the end of each Triple P Discussion Group To determine treatment fidelity and integrity of the Triple P Discussion Group sessions
Inter-observer agreement of treatment fidelity of Triple P Discussion Groups Session content checklist [36] All Triple P Discussion Group sessions will be audio-recorded and approximately 30% of the recorded sessions will be randomly checked by an independent observer. Adherence to the intervention content will be recorded and inter-observer agreement calculated To determine inter-observer agreement on the session content checklist designed to determine treatment fidelity of the Triple P Discussion Group sessions
Treatment fidelity of Stress Control Session content checklist - developed for this study Completed by the practitioner/s at the end of each Stress Control session To determine treatment fidelity and integrity of the Stress Control sessions
Inter-observer agreement of treatment fidelity of Stress Control Session content checklist - developed for this study All Stress Control sessions will be audio-recorded and approximately 30% of the recorded sessions will be randomly checked by an independent observer. Adherence to the intervention content will be recorded and inter-observer agreement calculated To determine inter-observer agreement on the session content checklist designed to determine treatment fidelity of the Stress Control sessions