Could scale-up of parenting programmes improve child disruptive behaviour and reduce social inequalities?

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Funded by: NIHR – Public Health Research

Project outline

Using individual participant data meta-analysis to establish for whom programmes are effective and cost-effective


  • Leijten, P., Gardner, F., Landau, S., Harris, V., Mann, J., Hutchings, J., Beecham, J., Bonin, E.M. and Scott, S. (2017). Harnessing the power of individual participant data in a meta‐analysis of the benefits and harms of the Incredible Years parenting program. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.
  • Gardner, F., Leijten, P., Melendez-Torres, G.J., Harris, V., Landau, S., Mann,J., Beecham,J., Hutchings, J., & Scott, S. (2017). The earlier the better? Individual participant data and traditional meta-analysis of age effects of parenting interventions. Child Development. Invited submission for special issue, under review.
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