J Korean Acad Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs.  2013 Dec;22(4):330-338.

Effects of a Parenting Program Applying Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Mothers of Children with a Tendency to ADHD

  • 1College of Nursing, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea. hskim8879@knu.ac.kr
  • 2Research Institute of Nursing Science, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea.
  • 3Department of Nursing, Taegu Science University, Daegu, Korea.
  • 4Department of Psychiatry, CHA Gumi Medical Center, CHA University, Gumi, Korea.


The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a parenting program applying CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy) on parenting behavior, parent satisfaction, and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) symptoms perceived by mother of children with a tendency to ADHD.
The study was a one-group pretest-posttest design. The participants were 21 mothers in G city who have children with a tendency to ADHD. The mothers received the parenting program applying CBT for 2 sessions a week over 4 weeks. Data were collected from December, 2011 to January, 2012 and analyzed using paired t-test with the SPSS/WIN 18.0 program.
After attending the parenting program applying CBT, significant differences were found between pre and post test in parenting behavior (t=-2.16, p=.043) and ADHD scores (t=2.38, p=.027).
The results indicate that the parenting program applying CBT is an effective nursing intervention to improve mothers' parenting behavior and decreasing ADHD symptoms perceived by mother of children with a tendency to ADHD. However a quasi-experimental research design with control group is necessary.


Parenting; CBT; Parent satisfaction; ADHD

MeSH Terms

Cognitive Therapy*
Research Design


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