|Type of intervention||Target population||Improved outcomes|
|Health education in schools|
|Focus: self management, parent involvement, self efficacy||Children (8–11 y) with asthma||Self management, self efficacy, child's influence on parents|
|Focus: illness mechanisms, relaxation training, contingency coping exercises||Children (6–14 y) with asthma and their parents||Behaviour|
|Focus: peer learning, knowledge of illness, decision making, parent support||Children (7–14 y) with epilepsy||Self competence|
|Focus: acknowledge loss of normal child, family functioning assessment, decision making, social support||Children (7–14 y) with epilepsy and their families||Anxiety|
|Focus: social skills, cognitive problem solving, assertiveness training, how to handle teasing||Children (5–13 y) with cancer and their parents||Behaviour, social support, social competence|
|Focus: parent counselling, crisis intervention, disease management, coping skills||Families of children (4–16 y) with mixed diagnoses||Adjustment|
|Home care programme|
|Focus: health education, coordination of care, family responsibility for management and decision making, support, advocacy||Children (0–10 y) with mixed diagnoses and their families||Adjustment, personal adjustment and role skills, psychiatric symptoms, maternal satisfaction|
Review: some psychosocial interventions can help children and families cope with chronic conditions
This recent issue is free to all users to allow everyone the opportunity to see the full scope and typical content of EBN.
View free sample issue >>
EBN Online Journal Club
Don't forget to sign up for content alerts so you keep up to date with all the articles as they are published.