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 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
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to Published version, in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Psychology and Counselling
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2018 05:05
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2018 05:05
Uncontrolled Keywords: eHealth, attitudes, computer therapy
Fields of Research : 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 Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920410 Mental Health
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1111/camh.12180
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/33697

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