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Effect of a Videoconference-Based Online Group Intervention for Traumatic-Stress in Parents of Children With Life-threatening Illness [jamanetwork.com]

 

By Frank Muscara, Maria C. McCarthy, Meredith Rayner, et al., JAMA Network Open, July 31, 2020

Key Points EspaΓ±ol  δΈ­ζ–‡ (Chinese)

Question  Is an acceptance and commitment therapy–based group intervention, delivered using videoconferencing, effective in reducing posttraumatic stress symptoms in parents of very ill children?

Findings  This randomized clinical trial found that videoconference-based acceptance and commitment therapy (compared with a waiting list) was effective in reducing posttraumatic stress symptoms in parents of very ill children.

Meaning  This study supports the use of acceptance and commitment therapy as an approach to reduce posttraumatic stress symptoms in parents of very ill children, following an acute or unexpected illness or diagnosis, and finds that a videoconferencing platform can be used effectively to access hard-to-reach populations.

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