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Short-term Admission for Behavior Modification

Short-term Admission for Behavior Modification Abstract • Twenty-four children with behavioral problems were hospitalized for four days for intensive enhancement of their parents' parenting skills and a behavior modification program. This method was employed as an alternative approach to an ongoing problem. A questionnaire was designed to gauge parent satisfaction with the results. Seventeen children were rated as having improved behavior from four to 36 months after discharge. A standard behavioral checklist was employed before hospitalization (nine patients) and after hospitalization (19 patients) as a measure to document progress in the whole group. There was significant improvement for total disturbed behavior and a decrease on the anxiety scale with a follow-up period of four to 36 months. We conclude that short-term hospitalization is highly successful for carefully selected children with behavioral problems. (AJDC 1986;140:242-244) References 1. Moreland JR, Schwebel AT, Beek S, et al: Parents as therapists: A review of the behavior therapy parent training literature—1975-1981 . Behav Modif 1982;6:250-276.Crossref 2. Baum C, Forehand R: Long-term follow-up assessment of parent training by use of multiple outcome measures . Behav Ther 1981;12:643-652.Crossref 3. Griest D, Wells R: Behavioral family therapy with conduct disorders in children . Behav Ther 1983;14:37-53.Crossref 4. McAuley R: Training parents to modify conduct problems in their children . J Child Psychol Psychiatry 1982;23:335-342.Crossref 5. Sanders MR, Training parents in behavioral self-management: An analysis of generalization and maintenance . J Appl Behav Anal 1981;14:223-237.Crossref 6. Behar L, Stringfield S: A behavior rating scale for the preschool child . Dev Psychobiol 1974;10:601-610.Crossref 7. Behar L: Manual for the Preschool Behavior Questionnaire . Durham NC, L Behar, 1974. 8. Griest D, Forehand R: How can I get any parent training done with all these other problems going on? The role of family variable in child behavior therapy . Child Fam Behav Ther 1982;4: 73-80.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Journal of Diseases of Children American Medical Association

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1986 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0002-922X
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10.1001/archpedi.1986.02140170068030
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Abstract

Abstract • Twenty-four children with behavioral problems were hospitalized for four days for intensive enhancement of their parents' parenting skills and a behavior modification program. This method was employed as an alternative approach to an ongoing problem. A questionnaire was designed to gauge parent satisfaction with the results. Seventeen children were rated as having improved behavior from four to 36 months after discharge. A standard behavioral checklist was employed before hospitalization (nine patients) and after hospitalization (19 patients) as a measure to document progress in the whole group. There was significant improvement for total disturbed behavior and a decrease on the anxiety scale with a follow-up period of four to 36 months. We conclude that short-term hospitalization is highly successful for carefully selected children with behavioral problems. (AJDC 1986;140:242-244) References 1. Moreland JR, Schwebel AT, Beek S, et al: Parents as therapists: A review of the behavior therapy parent training literature—1975-1981 . Behav Modif 1982;6:250-276.Crossref 2. Baum C, Forehand R: Long-term follow-up assessment of parent training by use of multiple outcome measures . Behav Ther 1981;12:643-652.Crossref 3. Griest D, Wells R: Behavioral family therapy with conduct disorders in children . Behav Ther 1983;14:37-53.Crossref 4. McAuley R: Training parents to modify conduct problems in their children . J Child Psychol Psychiatry 1982;23:335-342.Crossref 5. Sanders MR, Training parents in behavioral self-management: An analysis of generalization and maintenance . J Appl Behav Anal 1981;14:223-237.Crossref 6. Behar L, Stringfield S: A behavior rating scale for the preschool child . Dev Psychobiol 1974;10:601-610.Crossref 7. Behar L: Manual for the Preschool Behavior Questionnaire . Durham NC, L Behar, 1974. 8. Griest D, Forehand R: How can I get any parent training done with all these other problems going on? The role of family variable in child behavior therapy . Child Fam Behav Ther 1982;4: 73-80.Crossref

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American Journal of Diseases of ChildrenAmerican Medical Association

Published: Mar 1, 1986

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