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
JournalJournal of Family Psychology
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 15 Aug 2019

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Cognitive Therapy
Randomized Controlled Trials
Hong Kong
Anxiety Disorders
Fear
Anxiety
Parents
Wounds and Injuries

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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WONG, Daniel Fu Keung ; NG, Ting Kin ; ZHUANG, Xiao Yu ; WONG, Paul W. C. ; LEUNG, Janet T. Y. ; CHEUNG, Irene Kit Man ; KENDALL, Philip C. / Cognitive-behavior therapy with and without parental involvement for anxious Chinese adolescents: A randomized controlled trial. In: Journal of Family Psychology. 2019.
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Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

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