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ERIC Number: EJ1048355
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-1049-7315
Psychosocial Interventions for Women with HIV/AIDS: A Critical Review
Hernandez, Julieta P.; Macgowan, Mark J.
Research on Social Work Practice, v25 n1 p103-116 Jan 2015
Objective: Recent research on psychosocial interventions addressing the well-being of women with HIV/AIDS has brought new options for practitioners. This study critically reviews the treatment features, methodological quality, and efficacy of these interventions. Methods: A comprehensive search between 2000 and 2011 identified 19 studies employing 10 different interventions. Results: In all, 11 studies were methodologically strong and 12 reported interventions superior to other treatments. Among those with positive results, Cohen's effect sizes ranged from small (d = 0.33) to large (d = 1.50) across well-being outcomes. The Cognitive Behavioral Stress Management/Expressive Supportive and Structural Ecosystems Therapies ranked as probably efficacious. The Teaching, Raising and Communicating with Kids and the Maternal HIV Self-Care Symptom Management programs were ranked as promising treatments.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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