Hide metadata

dc.contributor.authorFjermestad, Krister W
dc.contributor.authorSilverman, Wendy K
dc.contributor.authorVatne, Torun M
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-20T05:02:19Z
dc.date.available2020-10-20T05:02:19Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationTrials. 2020 Oct 14;21(1):851
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10852/80680
dc.description.abstractBackground Siblings and parents of children with neurodevelopmental disorders are at risk of mental health problems and poorer family communication. Some group interventions for siblings exist, but few have clearly described parent components and none are considered evidence-based. Methods We are conducting a randomized controlled trial comparing a five-session manual-based group intervention for siblings (aged 8 to 16 years) and parents of children with neurodevelopmental disorders to a 12-week waitlist, called SIBS-RCT. The intervention comprises three separate sibling and parent group sessions and two joint sessions in which each sibling talks to their parent alone. The intervention aims at improving parent-child communication and covers themes such as siblings’ understanding of the neurodevelopmental disorder, siblings’ emotions, and perceived family challenges. Participants are recruited through municipal and specialist health centers across Norway. The primary outcome is sibling mental health. Quality of life and family communication are secondary outcomes. Participants are block-randomized to the intervention or 12-week waitlist in groups of six. Measures are collected electronically at pre- and post-intervention/waitlist, as well as 3, 6, and 12 months post-intervention. The main effect to be examined is the difference between the intervention and waitlist at 12 weeks post. All outcomes will also be examined using growth curve analyses. We plan to include 288 siblings and their parents by the end of 2022. Discussion SIBS-RCT represents a major contribution to the research and practice field towards establishing an evidence-based intervention for siblings. In the event that intervention and waitlist are no different, the impact of SIBS-RCT is still substantial in that we will aim to identify participant subgroups that show positive response and effective components of the SIBS manual by examining group leader adherence as an outcome predictor. This will allow us to continue to re-engineer the SIBS manual iteratively to improve outcomes, and avoid the promotion of a less-than-optimal intervention. Trial registration ClinicalTrials.gov NCT04056884. Registered in August 2019
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsThe Author(s);licensee BioMed Central Ltd.
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.titleGroup intervention for siblings and parents of children with chronic disorders (SIBS-RCT): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
dc.typeJournal article
dc.date.updated2020-10-20T05:02:20Z
dc.creator.authorFjermestad, Krister W
dc.creator.authorSilverman, Wendy K
dc.creator.authorVatne, Torun M
dc.identifier.cristin1870880
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-020-04781-6
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-83772
dc.type.documentTidsskriftartikkel
dc.type.peerreviewedPeer reviewed
dc.identifier.fulltextFulltext https://www.duo.uio.no/bitstream/handle/10852/80680/1/13063_2020_Article_4781.pdf
dc.type.versionPublishedVersion
cristin.articleid851


Files in this item

Appears in the following Collection

Hide metadata

Attribution 4.0 International
This item's license is: Attribution 4.0 International