Beardslee's preventive family intervention for children of mentally ill parents: a Swedish national survey
2010 (English)In: International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, ISSN 1462-3730, Vol. 12, no 1, 29-38 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Beardslee’s family intervention (FI) is a preventive method for children of depressed parents and included among evidence-based methods in the US. In Finland and Sweden the FI has been used in families with varying parental diagnosis, whereas research is lacking for other parental diagnoses than depression. The aim of this questionnaire study is to investigate the introduction and implementation of the FI in Sweden, its safety and its feasibility in clinical services. Professionals in adult psychiatry using FI recruited 103 families, who had participated in FI during 2007, regardless of parents’ diagnosis. Children between ages of 8 and 18 years were included. Parents and children were generally satisfied with FI and predominantly reported a positive impact of FI. No differences in responses were found between different diagnostic groups. The present study lends support to the assumption that FI is safe and feasible to use in general psychiatric populations.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 12, no 1, 29-38 p.
parental mental illness, intervention, prevention, implementation
Research subject Psychiatry
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-40697OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-40697DiVA: diva2:402092