»Early psychosocial intervention pays off!«

Prof. Dr. Silvia Schneider

Intervention research across the life span

Outcome Research

Prevention and treatment of mental disorders must be proven in the long term and in the real world. The aim of our outcome research is to identify effective prevention and therapies and to understand how we can improve treatment for different patients of all age groups. We are especially interested in the long-term outcome of our treatment and how we can transfer new treatment approaches into the broad dissemination.

 

Efficacy and acceptability of baby triple P

Principal Investigator and Team

Prof. Dr. Silvia Schneider
Dr. Lukka Popp
Dr. Sabrina Fuths

Funding

RUB International

Duration

September 2012 – September 2014

Description

We investigated the acceptance and first indicators of efficacy of the universal group parenting training Baby Triple P (BTP) compared to a care as usual (CAU) control condition focusing on early regulatory behavior. In all, 49 couples were randomly allocated to receive either eight BTP sessions delivered in a group before birth and individually per telephone after birth or to take part in CAU. Infant behavior was observed with a diary while regulatory problems were diagnosed with a structured diagnostic interview at T3. Parental self-report measures of parental mental health, partnership quality and parental competence were assessed before birth (T1), 10 weeks after birth (T2) and at 6-month follow-up (T3). Results indicated that infants in the intervention-group cried less inconsolably but were more frequently awake and content than infants in the control-group at T3. No beneficial outcomes were found for partnership quality, parental sense of competence or the number of RPs in infants.