Effect of a Videoconference-Based Online Group Intervention for Traumatic Stress in Parents of Children With Life-threatening Illness A Randomized Clinical Trial
Frank Muscara, Maria C McCarthy, Meredith Rayner, Jan M Nicholson, Anica Dimovski, Laura McMillan, Stephen JC Hearps, Jackie Yamada, Kylie Burke, Robyn Walser, Vicki A Anderson
JAMA NETWORK OPEN | AMER MEDICAL ASSOC | Published : 2020
Importance: A substantial proportion of parents whose child is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness experience high levels of distress that can lead to long-term mental health difficulties. This can affect the child's recovery. Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of an acceptance and commitment therapy-based group intervention, delivered using videoconferencing, in reducing posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) in these parents. Design, Setting, and Participants: This study was a randomized clinical trial of an intervention for parents with elevated acute stress symptoms. It was a single-site study conducted in a tertiary pediatric hospital in Australia. Parents of children aged 0 to 18 ..View full abstract
This project received internal funding support from the Royal Children's Hospital Foundation and the Victorian Department of Human Services, infrastructure funding from the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program, and further funding support from the Parenting Research Centre.