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Title: Influence of Child-Focused and Parent-Focused Interventions on Family Functioning of Anxious Children
Authors: Otto, Madelon
Keywords: cognitive behavioural therapy
family functioning
FAST
child anxiety
Issue Date: 2-Dec-2014
Publisher: Open Universiteit Nederland
Abstract: This study examined (1) whether family functioning of high-anxious children (n = 122) receiving an intervention would improve more, than family functioning of high-anxious children receiving no intervention (n = 50); (2) whether family functioning of high-anxious children receiving a parent-focused intervention (n = 68) would improve more, than family functioning of high-anxious children receiving a child-focused intervention (n = 54); (3) whether family functioning of median-anxious children (n = 72) would be better at all measurements, than family functioning of high-anxious children (n = 50). Method. The participants consisted of children aged 8 – 13, who, based on screening were labelled as high-anxious (n=172) or median-anxious (n = 72). The high-anxious children were randomly assigned to a child-focused, parent-focused or non-intervention group. The Family System Test (FAST), a spatial placement technique, was used to determine cohesion, hierarchy and family structure of the participants, at pre-test and at 1- and 2-year follow-ups. Results. (1) Family functioning of high-anxious children receiving an intervention did not improve more, than family functioning of high-anxious children receiving no intervention; (2) Family functioning of high-anxious children receiving a parent-focused intervention did not improve more, than family functioning of high-anxious children receiving a child-focused intervention; (3) Family functioning of median-anxious children was not better at all measurements, than family functioning of high-anxious children.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1820/5658
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