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Evaluation of Family- Focused-Cognitive- Behavioral Therapy ”RAINBOW” for Pediatric Bipolar Disorders Adapted to Adolescents in Sweden: A Case Series

Bäckström, Beata LU and Lecerof, Fredrik LU (2012) PPTS06 20121
Department of Psychology
Abstract
The RAINBOW program, a Child and Family-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy program (CFF-CBT) for Pediatric Bipolar Disorder (PBD) designed for children aged 8-12 years and their parents, in a parallel group format, has been adapted to adolescents aged 14-17. The aim of this study was to investigate if CFF-CBT is effective and feasible for adolescents and their parents in Sweden. Method: The sample of seven adolescents with PBD and eleven parents participated in the Rainbow-program consisting of 12 sessions over a three month period. The adolescents and parents were assessed pre- and post treatment with focus on symptoms of mania and depression, psychosocial functioning, expressed emotion and increased knowledge and skills to cope with... (More)
The RAINBOW program, a Child and Family-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy program (CFF-CBT) for Pediatric Bipolar Disorder (PBD) designed for children aged 8-12 years and their parents, in a parallel group format, has been adapted to adolescents aged 14-17. The aim of this study was to investigate if CFF-CBT is effective and feasible for adolescents and their parents in Sweden. Method: The sample of seven adolescents with PBD and eleven parents participated in the Rainbow-program consisting of 12 sessions over a three month period. The adolescents and parents were assessed pre- and post treatment with focus on symptoms of mania and depression, psychosocial functioning, expressed emotion and increased knowledge and skills to cope with the disorder. For the adolescents a case series design was used and clinical significance applied as statistical method. A quasi-experimental design with paired t-test was also used. Results: Psychosocial functioning improved when rated by parents and clinicians. Parent self rated Expressed Emotions improved. No changes were observed in symptoms of mania and depression. Conclusions: The RAINBOW program seems feasible and possibly effective for adolescents and their families in Sweden with minor adaptations. (Less)
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Bäckström, Beata LU and Lecerof, Fredrik LU
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PPTS06 20121
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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pediatric bipolar disorder, family treatment, adolescent, cognitive-behavioral therapy, group treatment, psychosocial therapy, expressed emotion, case series design, clinical significance, quasi experimental
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English
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3052868
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2012-10-11 11:51:54
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  abstract     = {The RAINBOW program, a Child and Family-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy program (CFF-CBT) for Pediatric Bipolar Disorder (PBD) designed for children aged 8-12 years and their parents, in a parallel group format, has been adapted to adolescents aged 14-17. The aim of this study was to investigate if CFF-CBT is effective and feasible for adolescents and their parents in Sweden. Method: The sample of seven adolescents with PBD and eleven parents participated in the Rainbow-program consisting of 12 sessions over a three month period. The adolescents and parents were assessed pre- and post treatment with focus on symptoms of mania and depression, psychosocial functioning, expressed emotion and increased knowledge and skills to cope with the disorder. For the adolescents a case series design was used and clinical significance applied as statistical method. A quasi-experimental design with paired t-test was also used. Results: Psychosocial functioning improved when rated by parents and clinicians. Parent self rated Expressed Emotions improved. No changes were observed in symptoms of mania and depression. Conclusions: The RAINBOW program seems feasible and possibly effective for adolescents and their families in Sweden with minor adaptations.},
  author       = {Bäckström, Beata and Lecerof, Fredrik},
  keyword      = {pediatric bipolar disorder,family treatment,adolescent,cognitive-behavioral therapy,group treatment,psychosocial therapy,expressed emotion,case series design,clinical significance,quasi experimental},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Evaluation of Family- Focused-Cognitive- Behavioral Therapy ”RAINBOW” for Pediatric Bipolar Disorders Adapted to Adolescents in Sweden: A Case Series},
  year         = {2012},
}