A Proposed Parent Management Training-Focused Smartphone App: How mHealth Can Foster Improved Inter-session Adherence and Behavioral Monitoring
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Presenting as some of the most prevalent concerns for school-aged children, disruptive behavior disorders (DBD; e.g., unspecified disruptive, impulse-control, and conduct disorder and oppositional defiant disorder) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can create significant social, occupational, and academic impairment for both the child and their families (Johnston & Park, 2015; Axelrad et al., 2013). Specifically, noncompliance, oppositionality, aggression, and tantrums are frequently cited as common presenting concerns for pediatricians and lead to referrals for behavioral health services (Arndorfer et al., 1999). Without treatment, a large portion of these identified children may continue to demonstrate negative behaviors into elementary school, adolescent years, and adulthood (Dodge et al., 2015). While multiple interventions exist to alleviate the challenging behaviors associated with a child’s DBD and ADHD, behavioral parent management training programs (PMT;...
KeywordsBehavioral Health Text Message Advanced Encryption Standard Parent Management Training Behavioral Monitoring
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