ERIC Number: EJ1025854
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
Child-Parent Interventions for Childhood Anxiety Disorders: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Brendel, Kristen Esposito; Maynard, Brandy R.
Research on Social Work Practice, v24 n3 p287-295 May 2014
Objective: This study compared the effects of direct child-parent interventions to the effects of child-focused interventions on anxiety outcomes for children with anxiety disorders. Method: Systematic review methods and meta-analytic techniques were employed. Eight randomized controlled trials examining effects of family cognitive behavior therapy compared to individual or group child-only therapy met criteria. Results: The overall mean effect of parent-child interventions was 0.26, 95% confidence interval [0.05, 0.47], p < 0.05, a small but positive and significant effect, favoring child-parent interventions. Results of the heterogeneity analysis were not significant (Q = 8.08, df = 7, p > 0.05, I[superscript 2] = 13.41). Discussion: Parent-child interventions appear to be more effective than child-focused individual and group cognitive behavioral therapy in treating childhood anxiety disorders. Implications for practice and research are discussed.
Descriptors: Intervention, Anxiety Disorders, Meta Analysis, Children, Parent Child Relationship, Therapy, Outcomes of Treatment, Cognitive Restructuring, Behavior Modification, Intervals, Comparative Analysis, Search Strategies, Literature Reviews
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