Can we improve parent attitudes and intentions to access computer-based therapies for their children and adolescents?

Sweeney, Grace M. and Donovan, Caroline L. and March, Sonja ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8425-7126 and Laurenson, Sandra D. (2017) Can we improve parent attitudes and intentions to access computer-based therapies for their children and adolescents? Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 22 (3). pp. 155-162. ISSN 1475-357X


Abstract

Background: As gatekeepers, parents can improve the uptake of mental health services among youth. This arti- cle asked whether providing parents with a presentation on computer-based therapies is a feasible strategy to improve their knowledge, attitudes and uptake intentions. Method: Parents completed a survey before, and immediately after, viewing a presentation on computer-based therapies or an active control. Results: Parents who viewed the computer-based presentation reported significantly greater improvements in knowledge, per- ceived helpfulness, perceived benefits and intentions to access computer-based therapies; and a significantly greater reduction in perceived problems, compared to active controls. Conclusions: Information- and demon- stration-based presentations are a feasible method for improving attitudes towards computer-based therapies for youth among parents in the community.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Psychology and Counselling (1 Jan 2015 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Psychology and Counselling (1 Jan 2015 -)
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2018 05:05
Last Modified: 10 May 2018 01:52
Uncontrolled Keywords: eHealth, attitudes, computer therapy
Fields of Research (2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111714 Mental Health
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 92 Health > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920410 Mental Health
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/camh.12180
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/33697

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