Efecto de una intervención de promoción de la parentalidad positiva sobre el estrés parental

Translated title of the contribution: How an intervention to promote positive parenting affects parental stress

Noelia Vázquez, Pilar Ramos, M. Cruz Molina, Lucía Artazcoz

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Fundamentals: Parental education programs, promoting positive parenting, reducing parental stress. Assessments that demonstrate these effects are rare in Spain and Latin America and in no case do they explore predictors of success. This study analyzes the changes in parental stress brought about by the "Parenting Skills Development Program for Families" (PSP), which is based on parental education, promoted by community nurses, and identifies the socio-demographic factors associated with added stress reduction. Method: Sociodemographic information was collected on 257 participants prior to the intervention and on parental stress before and after the intervention. The Spanish version of the Parental Stress Scale was used. A nonparametric test and binary logistic regression were applied. Results: A bivariate analysis identified a reduction in parental stress in all the categories of predictor variables. A multivariate analysis showed that men, as well as persons with lower levels of education and unemployed persons had more likelihood of reducing stress. Conclusions: PSP is an effective intervention to reduce parental stress in different population groups. This study helps to strengthen the incipient findings of international research and to respond to the void in Latin American countries concerning the role of social determinants as predictors of parental stress reduction generated through parental education programs.

Translated title of the contributionHow an intervention to promote positive parenting affects parental stress
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)137-147
Number of pages11
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Mental health
  • Parental education
  • Parental responsibility
  • Psychological stress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)


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