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Evaluating the effectiveness of a family-based intevention for families at risk of drug-related problems

Janon, Nazariah Shar'ie and Mohd Mahudin, Nor Diana and Alwi, Azlin and Mohamed Iqbal, Mimi Iznita (2014) Evaluating the effectiveness of a family-based intevention for families at risk of drug-related problems. In: International Research, Invention and Innovation Exhibition (IRIIE) 2014, 11 - 12 June 2014, Gombak, Kuala Lumpur.

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Abstract

Family-based interventions have shown promising results in improving parenting style and strengthening family capacities to prevent substance abuse and delinquent behaviour worldwide. However, the effectiveness of a similar intervention in Malaysia has not yet been fully established. The current study investigates the effectiveness of a family-based intervention for families at risk for drug use in Malaysia. A cross-sectional pre-post study design of 137 participants of a nationwide family intervention program was employed. The individual and joint effectiveness of the six intervention modules were measured by a test of the participants' knowledge, understanding, and satisfaction of the skills taught in each module before and after the program. Results show that in general, participants’ knowledge and understanding have slightly improved after the intervention, but these were not statistically significant. Overall satisfaction with the program, however, was high. The justifications of the findings and implications associated with the implementation of the program are discussed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: 2390/37109
Uncontrolled Keywords: Family intervention; Drug; High-risk; Effectiveness
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF180 Experimental psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF207 Psychotropic drugs and other substances
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF636 Applied psychology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Psychology
Depositing User: Nor Diana Mohd Mahudin
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2014 09:20
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2018 15:53
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/37109

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