Evaluating interventions for children of substance using parents: A review of outcome measures
Authors: Woolfall, Kerry; Sumnall, Harry
Source: Addiction Research and Theory, Volume 18, Number 3, August 2010 , pp. 326-343(18)
Publisher: Informa Healthcare
Abstract:Background: Critical evaluations that assess the effectiveness of community based interventions and present models of best practice for working with children of substance using parents are uncommon in the UK.
Method: A comprehensive literature search identified outcome measures suitable for research with this vulnerable population. This included measures for both children and their parents to ensure that outcomes are contextualised in relation to parental behaviour and home environment.
Results: Seventeen outcome measures suitable for use with children and seven measures for use with substance using parents are presented. Issues relating to measurement selection are then discussed.
Conclusions: This article highlights the need for the use of better measures to assess community based interventions in the UK to inform the development of services for children affected by parental substance use.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University, 5th Floor Kingsway House, Hatton Garden, Liverpool, L3 2AY, UK
Publication date: August 1, 2010