Web-based delivery of a preventive parent training intervention: a feasibility study

J Child Adolesc Psychiatr Nurs. 2013 May;26(2):149-57. doi: 10.1111/jcap.12031.


Problem: Low enrollment and participation are common in face-to-face parenting interventions. Developing innovative delivery methods is one way to address participation barriers. The purpose of this study was to test the feasibility of a Web-based delivery model for an evidence-based behavioral parent training program.

Methods: Parents (n = 9) completed two Web-based prototype sessions of the Chicago Parent Program delivered on an Android tablet over 2 weeks, and then participated in a post-intervention focus group. Quantitative and qualitative data were collected.

Findings: The Web-based delivery adaptation was feasible and useful for low-income urban parents.

Conclusions: Our preliminary findings suggest that Web-based delivery is a feasible approach to integrating mental health prevention into systems of care. Translating interventions to alternative delivery platforms is promising for nursing to increase access to evidence-based interventions.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Attitude to Computers
  • Chicago
  • Child
  • Child Behavior Disorders / prevention & control
  • Child Behavior Disorders / psychology
  • Computer-Assisted Instruction / methods*
  • Delivery of Health Care, Integrated
  • Diffusion of Innovation
  • Evidence-Based Nursing / methods*
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Internet / statistics & numerical data*
  • Male
  • Mental Disorders / prevention & control*
  • Mental Disorders / psychology
  • Parent-Child Relations
  • Parents / education*
  • Parents / psychology
  • Poverty*
  • Program Evaluation
  • Urban Population*