Filmed Versus Live Delivery of Full-Spectrum Home Training for Primary Enuresis: Presenting the Information Is Not Enough


To extend availability of a behavioral treatment package for enuresis, two outcome studies compared the effectiveness of live versus videotape delivery. In Study 1, 40 primary enuretics were randomly assigned to live or film delivery. Outcome was superior for the live delivery. Overall, pretreatment measures of family and child psychosocial adjustment failed to predict treatment response. The results were replicated with 18 children, and an impact assessment suggested that film delivery resulted in higher confidence of children in their parents but lower confidence of parents in their children. Delivery of treatments by videotape may provide a way to identify nonspecific factors in psychological interventions. © 1987 American Psychological Association.

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Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology