Development and preliminary evaluation of culturally specific web-based intervention for parents of adolescents

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What does this paper add to existing knowledge?

What are the implications for practice?


There is a need for accessible, culturally specific web-based interventions to address parent–child relationships and adolescents' mental health.


This study developed and conducted a preliminary evaluation of a 4-week web-based intervention for parents of adolescents aged 11 to 16 years in Korea.


We used a two-group, repeated measures, quasi-experimental study design to assess the feasibility of developing and implementing a web-based intervention for parents. Descriptive statistics, chi-square and t tests, and mixed effect modeling were used for data analysis.


The intervention and 1-month follow-up survey were completed by 47 parents in the intervention group and 46 parents in the attention control (AC) group. The intervention was found to be feasible and well-accepted by parents.


This culturally specific web-based intervention is a useful tool for knowledge dissemination among large numbers of parents. Areas for improvement in the content and format of the intervention and strategies to elicit significant parent–child interactions are provided.

Implications for practice and conclusion:

The intervention could be disseminated in collaboration with mental health nurses working in schools to facilitate parents' participation.

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