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Southampton Clinical Trials Unit

COPPI Trial

Trial Name:

COPPI - A multicentre randomised controlled trial comparing the efficacy of a specialist and a generic parenting programme for the treatment of preschool ADHD

Description:

A multi-centre randomised controlled trial of the adapted-New Forest Parenting Programme (a-NFPP) - versus - Incredible Years (IY) 12-Week Parenting Program in a preschool ADHD sample.

Objectives:

Primary Objective:

To carry out a multicentre RCT of the a-NFPP, an individual home-based parenting programme, with a sample of 329 parents and their preschool children aged 2 yrs 9 months to 4 yrs 6 months with a research diagnosis of preschool ADHD, enriched for hard-to-reach and potentially treatment resistant children, to test if the a-NFPP produces statistically greater beneficial effects in terms of core ADHD symptoms compared with (i) the IY (an evidenced-based but non-specialised group-based package) and (ii) a Treatment as Usual (TAU) group.

Secondary Objectives:

Design:

Three-arm multi-centre randomised controlled trial: a-NFPP (Arm A), IY (Arm B) and TAU (Arm C).

Status:

Complete

Population:

329 parents and their preschool-aged children with a research diagnosis of preschool ADHD (any subtype) on the Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children Version IV [DISC-IV] ADHD Scale based on parent report of 6 symptoms on the hyperactivity/impulsiveness subscale together with a parental rating of impact/impairment and/or 6 symptoms on the inattention subscale and a rating of impact/impairment with parent/child dyads.

Publications:

Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial comparing the efficacy of a specialist and a generic parenting programme for the treatment of preschool ADHD

Contact details:

All Trial enquiries should be addressed to ctu@soton.ac.uk

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