Behavioral Modification of Parents With the Barkley Method to Increase Resilience of Mothers of Children With Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Biotechnology and Health Sciences
Mothers of children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder are faced with more stress than mothers of healthy children and this extreme stress can affect their ability to train their children effectively. Psychologists believe that there is a moderating factor between stressful events and psychological disorders that cause stressful events to have different effects on individuals. A type of this moderating factor is resiliency. Objectives: To determine the efficacy of behavioral
... behavioral modification with Barkley method on resilience of mothers of children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Patients and Methods: Twenty-four mothers of children diagnosed with ADHD were randomly enrolled in this study. The mothers were selected from the 22 nd of Bahman hospital of Qazvin city. Mothers with a low score in resilience with children aged between four and twelve years were assigned to experimental and control groups. In this study, a questionnaire was used to measure resilience. The data were analyzed by covariance analysis. Results: The behavioral modification of mothers with the Barkley method significantly enhanced their resiliency with children of ADHD in the experimental group compared to the control group. Conclusions: The behavioral modification was found to be effective for the resilience of mothers of children with ADHD.