Examining Latino Family Participation in Treatment for Childhood ADHD: The Role of Parental Cultural Factors and Perceptions
Taylor & Francis
Child & Family Behavior Therapy
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common mental health disorder in childhood. Unfortunately, Latino youth and their families are at increased risk of demonstrating poor treatment outcomes. The current study examined the impact of parental cultural factors and perceptions on Latino family participation in a psychosocial intervention for childhood ADHD. Sixty-one Latino youth and at least one of their primary parents and teachers participated in the current study. Results indicated that parental acculturation, attitudes regarding treatment, and baseline severity of child symptomatology and functional impairment were related to treatment participation outcomes. Implications and future directions are discussed.
Kapke, Theresa Lauer; Grace, Margaret A.; Castro, Al; and Gerdes, Alyson C., "Examining Latino Family Participation in Treatment for Childhood ADHD: The Role of Parental Cultural Factors and Perceptions" (2019). Psychology Faculty Research and Publications. 430.
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Accepted version. Child & Family Behavior Therapy, Vol 41, No. 2 (2019): 84-109. DOI. © 2019 Taylor & Francis. Used with permission.