Child Psychiatry & Human Development

, Volume 46, Issue 4, pp 577–588 | Cite as

Eighteen-Month Follow-Up of Internet-Based Parent Management Training for Children with Conduct Problems and the Relation of Homework Compliance to Outcome

  • Jens Högström
  • Pia Enebrink
  • Bo Melin
  • Ata Ghaderi
Original Article


The primary aim of the present study was to evaluate if previously reported treatment gains of a parent management training (PMT) program, administered via Internet, were retained from post to the 18-month follow-up. Another aim was to evaluate homework compliance as a predictor of short and long-term outcomes. Participants were parents of 58 children (3–11 years) with conduct problems who received a 10-week self-directed PMT program, with limited therapist support. Parents of 32 children (55.2 %) responded at all measurement point (baseline, post-test and follow-up) and analyses showed that child conduct problems continued to decrease during the 18-month period after the intervention whereas parenting skills deteriorated somewhat from post treatment. Pre- to post-treatment change in child conduct problems was predicted by parental engagement in homework assignments intended to reduce negative child behaviors. The findings provide support for the use of Internet-based PMT and stress the importance of parental compliance to homework training.


Conduct problems Parent management training Child Internet Homework compliance 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jens Högström
    • 1
  • Pia Enebrink
    • 1
  • Bo Melin
    • 1
  • Ata Ghaderi
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Psychology, Department of Clinical NeuroscienceKarolinska InstituteSolna, StockholmSweden

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