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Multidimensional treatment foster care for preschoolers: early findings of an implementation in the Netherlands.

Jonkman CS, Bolle EA, Lindeboom R, Schuengel C, Oosterman M, Boer F, Lindauer RJ - Child Adolesc Psychiatry Ment Health (2012)

Bottom Line: This preliminary study investigated an application of MTFC for preschoolers (MTFC-P) in the Netherlands focusing on behavioral outcomes in course of the intervention.Repeated measures revealed significant reduced problem behavior in course of the program.MTFC-P promises to be a treatment model suitable for high-risk foster children, that is transferable across centres and countries.

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Affiliation: Department of Child and Adolescents Psychiatry, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. caroline.jonkman@gmail.com.

ABSTRACT

Unlabelled: Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care (MTFC) has been shown to be an evidence based alternative to residential rearing and an effective method to improve behavior and attachment of foster children in the US. This preliminary study investigated an application of MTFC for preschoolers (MTFC-P) in the Netherlands focusing on behavioral outcomes in course of the intervention. To examine the following hypothesis: "the time in the MTFC-P intervention predicts a decline in problem behavior", as this is the desired outcome for children assigned to MTFC-P, we assessed the daily occurrence of 38 problem behaviors via telephone interviews. Repeated measures revealed significant reduced problem behavior in course of the program. MTFC-P promises to be a treatment model suitable for high-risk foster children, that is transferable across centres and countries.

Trial registration: Netherlands Trial Register: 1747.

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Figure 1: Problem behavior (frequencies) by time (weeks).

Mentions: With regard to daily problem behavior, foster parents reported a fitted mean of 8.77 (SE = .69) per week at baseline. Frequencies of problem behavior decreased over time (Figure 1) from a daily mean of 10.99 (SD = 7.58) in the first week to a daily mean of 3.21(SD = 2.16) in the fiftieth week. Fixed effects demonstrated that the variable ‘time’ was a strong predictor of PDR outcomes (p < = .001, 95% CI = −0.18 to −0.08) and indicated a mean 0.13 (SE = .02) lower occurrence of reported problem behaviors per week: approximately one problem behavior less every eight weeks (1/0.13 = 8).


Multidimensional treatment foster care for preschoolers: early findings of an implementation in the Netherlands.

Jonkman CS, Bolle EA, Lindeboom R, Schuengel C, Oosterman M, Boer F, Lindauer RJ - Child Adolesc Psychiatry Ment Health (2012)

Problem behavior (frequencies) by time (weeks).
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC3539875&req=5

Figure 1: Problem behavior (frequencies) by time (weeks).
Mentions: With regard to daily problem behavior, foster parents reported a fitted mean of 8.77 (SE = .69) per week at baseline. Frequencies of problem behavior decreased over time (Figure 1) from a daily mean of 10.99 (SD = 7.58) in the first week to a daily mean of 3.21(SD = 2.16) in the fiftieth week. Fixed effects demonstrated that the variable ‘time’ was a strong predictor of PDR outcomes (p < = .001, 95% CI = −0.18 to −0.08) and indicated a mean 0.13 (SE = .02) lower occurrence of reported problem behaviors per week: approximately one problem behavior less every eight weeks (1/0.13 = 8).

Bottom Line: This preliminary study investigated an application of MTFC for preschoolers (MTFC-P) in the Netherlands focusing on behavioral outcomes in course of the intervention.Repeated measures revealed significant reduced problem behavior in course of the program.MTFC-P promises to be a treatment model suitable for high-risk foster children, that is transferable across centres and countries.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Child and Adolescents Psychiatry, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. caroline.jonkman@gmail.com.

ABSTRACT

Unlabelled: Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care (MTFC) has been shown to be an evidence based alternative to residential rearing and an effective method to improve behavior and attachment of foster children in the US. This preliminary study investigated an application of MTFC for preschoolers (MTFC-P) in the Netherlands focusing on behavioral outcomes in course of the intervention. To examine the following hypothesis: "the time in the MTFC-P intervention predicts a decline in problem behavior", as this is the desired outcome for children assigned to MTFC-P, we assessed the daily occurrence of 38 problem behaviors via telephone interviews. Repeated measures revealed significant reduced problem behavior in course of the program. MTFC-P promises to be a treatment model suitable for high-risk foster children, that is transferable across centres and countries.

Trial registration: Netherlands Trial Register: 1747.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus