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Evid Based Nurs doi:10.1136/eb-2014-101822
  • Child health
  • Systematic review and meta-analysis

Evidence relating to the effectiveness of community-based interventions to improve the quality of life for children of parents with serious mental illness is weak; better quality studies are required

  1. Darryl Maybery2
  1. 1Faculty of Education, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia;
  2. 2Department of Rural and Indigenous Health, Monash University, Moe, Victoria, Australia
  1. Correspondence to: Dr Andrea Reupert, Faculty of Education, Monash University, Krongold Building, Clayton Campus, Clayton, VIC 3800, Australia; andrea.reupert{at}monash.edu

Commentary on:

Implications for practice and research

  • While there is an urgent need for interventions for improving the quality of life for children whose parents have a mental illness, at present there is a paucity of rigorous evidence to guide practice.

  • Research is required that incorporates user-centred values, short-term and long-term child and parenting outcomes, high-quality cost data, and in-depth qualitative studies of the views of parents and children.

  • Intervention designs and outcome measures need to be child centred.

Context

Given that one in five young people have a parent with a mental illness1 and that between 44% and 74% of these children are at a higher risk …

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