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Parent-Endorsed Reasons for Not Completing Homework in Group-Based Behavioural Parent Training for High-Risk Families of Youth With ADHD

  • Anil Chacko (a1) (a2), Lindsay Anderson (a2), Brian T. Wymbs (a3) and Frances A. Wymbs (a3)


Background: This study examined reasons parents endorsed/provided for not completing homework tasks during their participation in a group-based behavioural parent training (BPT) intervention. Method: Eighty single mothers anonymously completed a questionnaire at the end of each of eight BPT sessions to ascertain reasons for not completing assigned homework. Results: Data suggests that there are varied reasons for poor HW completion that are related to various aspects of the homework process, but most notably the implementation phase of homework. Conclusions: Therapists should utilise various strategies to support homework completion, with special attention focused on methods for ‘in-vivo’ support for parents.


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Address for correspondence: Anil Chacko, PhD, Queens College, City University of New York, 65–30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing NY, USA11367. Email:


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