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Problem-Solving Intervention for Caregivers of Children With Mental Health Problems

Published:April 17, 2013DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apnu.2013.01.004

      Abstract

      Building Our Solutions and Connections (BOSC) focused on enhancing problem-solving skills (PSS) of primary caregivers of children with mental health problems. Aims were determining feasibility, acceptability, and effect size (ES) estimates for depression, burden, personal control, and PSS. Methods: Caregivers were randomized to BOSC (n = 30) or wait-list control (WLC) groups (n = 31). Data were collected at baseline, post-intervention, and 3 and 6 months post-intervention. Results: Three-months post-intervention, ES for burden and personal control were .07 and .08, respectively. ES for depressed caregivers for burden and personal control were 0.14 and 0.19, respectively. Conclusions: Evidence indicates that the intervention had desired effects.
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