Problem-Solving Intervention for Caregivers of Children With Mental Health Problems

Janis E. Gerkensmeyer, Cynthia S. Johnson, Eric L. Scott, Ukamaka M. Oruche, Laura M. Lindsey, Joan K. Austin, Susan M. Perkins

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Building Our Solutions and Connections (BOSC) focused on enhancing problem-solving skills (PSS) of primary caregivers of children with mental health problems. Aims were determining feasibility, acceptability, and effect size (ES) estimates for depression, burden, personal control, and PSS. Methods: Caregivers were randomized to BOSC (n=30) or wait-list control (WLC) groups (n=31). Data were collected at baseline, post-intervention, and 3 and 6. months post-intervention. Results: Three-months post-intervention, ES for burden and personal control were .07 and .08, respectively. ES for depressed caregivers for burden and personal control were 0.14 and 0.19, respectively. Conclusions: Evidence indicates that the intervention had desired effects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)112-120
Number of pages9
JournalArchives of psychiatric nursing
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1 2013


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Phychiatric Mental Health

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