Cognitive-behavior therapy with and without parental involvement for anxious Chinese adolescents: A randomized controlled trial.

Daniel Fu Keung WONG, Ting Kin NG, Xiao Yu ZHUANG, Paul W. C. WONG, Janet T. Y. LEUNG, Irene Kit Man CHEUNG, Philip C. KENDALL

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Abstract

This study evaluated the effectiveness of a culturally attuned group cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) intervention for Chinese adolescents at risk for anxiety disorders in Hong Kong and the additive effects of parental involvement. A randomized controlled design was adopted. Assessments were gathered at pre- and posttreatment, and 6-month follow-up. Participants ( N = 136) were randomly assigned to (a) CBT plus parental involvement (CBT-PI) ( n = 46), (b) CBT ( n = 45), and (c) social activity ( n = 45) conditions. Data were analyzed according to the intention-to-treat principle using multilevel modeling. The CBT-PI condition showed a greater reduction in physical injury fears compared with the CBT condition. The current findings suggest that involving parents in CBT for Chinese adolescents with anxiety problems may provide a small improvement in treatment efficacy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)353-363
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Family Psychology
Volume34
Issue number3
Early online date15 Aug 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2020

Bibliographical note

The work was supported by the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong (Grant 17651016).

Keywords

  • Adolescents
  • Anxiety
  • CBT
  • Parental involvement

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