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Evid Based Nurs 6:74 doi:10.1136/ebn.6.3.74
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Group based interventions for mothers and mothers plus children reduced mental health problems in adolescent children of divorced parents


 
 QUESTION: Do group based interventions for mothers and mothers plus children reduce mental health problems in adolescent children of divorced parents?

Design

Randomised {allocation concealed}*, blinded {data collectors}*, controlled trial with 6 years of follow up.

Setting

A metropolitan area of Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

Patients

240 families with children 9–12 years of age (mean age 11 y, 51% boys) of divorced parents. Families were included if the mother was the primary residential parent; neither the mother nor any child was receiving treatment for mental health problems; mother had not remarried, did not plan to remarry, and had no live in boyfriend; custody was stable; mother and child were fluent in English; child was not learning disabled; and children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder were taking medication. Families were excluded if the child scored >17 on the Children’s Depression Inventory, endorsed an item about suicidal ideation, or scored >97th percentile on the …

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