SPARCLAR - measures
- Are parents of children recently diagnosed with ADHD willing to be randomised to Parents InC or Incredible Years?
- Can sufficient numbers of families be (a) recruited and (b) retained such that a full-scale RCT is likely to be feasible?
- Are research procedures and measures feasible and acceptable to participating families?
Primary efficacy outcome measure
Parental Sense of Competence Scale (PSOC) is a 17-item questionnaire showing good validity across several studies and widely used as a measure of parenting self-esteem14. It will be collected at baseline and at 12-months post-randomisation.
Secondary efficacy outcome measures
- Eyberg Child Behaviour Inventory (ECBI): measure of behaviour problems of children aged 2-16 to be completed by parents or carers.
- Strength and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ): self-report measure of behaviour of children aged 2-17 to be completed by parents/carers/children aged 11yrs or older.
- General Health Questionnaire (GHQ): self-report measure of common psychiatric conditions to be completed by parents or carers.
- ADHD Symptom Rating Scale-version 1 (ASRSv1): symptom checklist consisting of 18 DSM-iV criteria to be completed by practitioners with regards parents.
- Parenting Daily Hassles Scale (PDHS): 18-item self-report measure of the frequency and intensity of 20 potential parenting ‘hassles’ to indicate parents stress.
- Goal Based Outcomes (GBO) from the Child Outcomes Research Consortium (CORC):
- EQ-5D_5L: a self-report measure of parent quality of life.
- PedsQL: a self-report measure of child quality of life.
- Participant service use (diary and questionnaire).