Improving mental health through parenting programmes: block randomised controlled trial
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    Response to Dr Srinivas S Gada

    Dear Editor,

    Universal versus high risk approaches to parenting education and support

    Drs Srinivas, Gada, Shanker and Kanumaka make a number of useful points about our trial.

    First, they query our response rate. This rate can be calculated using either the number of families or the number of children as the denominator. The rate we quoted 800/1155 is the proportion of families responding. T...

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    Improving mental health through parenting programmes: are the results valid?
    • Dr Srinivas S Gada, Specialist Registrar Paediatrics
    • Other Contributors:
      • Shanker Kanumakala, Consultant Paediatrician

    Dear Editor

    We read the above article with interest.

    First, the percentage of questionnaires returned from the survey should have been 61.8% not 70%, as reported.

    Second, mental health problems are prevalent in people of lower socioeconomic class. Unfortunately, parents from manual class were seriously underrepresented in the above study.[1] The results from educated predominantly caucasian people fro...

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