Evaluation of a brief parenting intervention for parents of children suffering asthma or eczema (2011–2013)
Every day, thousands of Australian children suffer the effects of asthma and eczema and families struggle with illness management and children's behavioural and emotional adjustment. Many parents experience difficulties with their caregiving role and lack confidence in their ability to manage their child's illness and ensure their wellbeing. This study aims to evaluate the efficacy of a brief, group-based parenting intervention for parents of children with asthma or eczema. It is expected that participating in a group based parenting intervention has the potential to reduce ineffective and coercive parenting practices, and lead to improved child behavioural and emotional adjustment, better family wellbeing, and healthier children.