Emotionally focused interventions for couples with chronically ill children: a 2-year follow-up

Title

Emotionally focused interventions for couples with chronically ill children: a 2-year follow-up

Creator

Cloutier PF; Manion IG; Walker JG; Johnson SM

Publisher

Journal Of Marital And Family Therapy

Date

2002

Subject

Child; Female; Humans; Male; Follow-Up Studies; Treatment Outcome; Ontario; Time Factors; Cost of Illness; Analysis of Variance; Family Characteristics; Stress; Preschool; Adaptation; Psychological; Parents/psychology; Intervention; Interventions; Chronic Disease/psychology; Spouses/psychology; Marriage/psychology; Psychological/etiology; Marital Therapy/methods

Description

Couples with chronically ill children are particularly at risk for experiencing marital distress. The study presented here is a 2-year follow-up of a randomized control trial that assessed the efficacy of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) in decreasing marital distress in a sample of couples with a chronically ill child. Thirteen couples with chronically ill children who received treatment were assessed to determine if the significant improvement in relationship distress observed at posttreatment and 5-month follow-up would be maintained at 2-year follow-up. Results demonstrated that improvements in marital functioning were not only maintained but, in some cases, enhanced at the 2-year follow-up. This uncontrolled follow-up study provides initial evidence of the longer-term benefits of EFT.
2002

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

391-398

Issue

4

Volume

28

Citation

Cloutier PF; Manion IG; Walker JG; Johnson SM, “Emotionally focused interventions for couples with chronically ill children: a 2-year follow-up,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed December 3, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/12769.

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