Pediatric Update: Group skills-and-support intervention for mothers of children with feeding problems.

Development and pilot of a group skills-and-support intervention for mothers of children with feeding problems.

Jones CJ, et al.

Appetite. 2012 Apr;58(2):450-6.

Child feeding problems are often associated with parental factors which may influence and maintain difficulties. This paper reports the development, pilot and preliminary evaluation of a group intervention for mothers of children with feeding problems. Themes for the group were derived from a survey of parents and professionals. Three pilot interventions were conducted in order to make an assessment of the feasibility, acceptability and potential for achieving change in levels of maternal mood, parenting stress and concerns related to feeding. While single case analysis revealed little change in standardised measures of mood and parenting stress, participants valued the social and emotional support offered by the group and reported improvements in concerns and maladaptive behaviours related to feeding. An intervention which provides support and a sense of a shared experience appears to have beneficial effects for mothers of children with feeding problems and therefore, may offer a constructive means of supporting this population.

Source: Oxford Doctoral Course in Clinical Psychology, Isis Education Centre, Warneford Lane, Headington, Oxford OX3

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