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Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology 3/2014

Does Maintenance Treatment Matter?

Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology > Uitgave 3/2014
Sheila Eyberg, Stephen Boggs, James Jaccard
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Research reported in this publication was supported by the National Institute of Mental of the National Institutes of Health under award number RO1MH60632. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.


This study examined the effects of a two-year maintenance treatment assessed at 1 and 2 years following Parent–child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). Sixty-one of 100 clinic-referred children (M age = 4 years, 4 months) originally diagnosed with oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) completed the standard treatment and were then randomized to PCIT maintenance treatment (MT) or to an assessment-only follow-up condition (AO). Rating scale and observational measures from fathers, mothers, and children were collected before and after standard treatment and at one- and two-year follow-up assessments. Maintenance treatment involved monthly telephone contacts from the original therapist focused on relapse prevention based on principles of PCIT. At the two-year follow-up, MT families showed few changes from post-treatment, as expected. However, the expected decrements for AO control families were not seen. Few differences between MT and AO were found at either follow-up assessment, and there were no significant differences in the rates of change during follow-up. The maintenance of gains among AO families may have resulted from the continuous enhancement of standard treatment or from inadvertent reinforcement for maintenance provided by the assessments of change alone.

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