A failure to confirm the effectiveness of a brief group psychoeducational program for mothers of children with high-functioning pervasive developmental disorders: a randomized controlled pilot trial

@inproceedings{Suzuki2014AFT,
  title={A failure to confirm the effectiveness of a brief group psychoeducational program for mothers of children with high-functioning pervasive developmental disorders: a randomized controlled pilot trial},
  author={Masako Suzuki and Atsurou Yamada and Norio Watanabe and Tatsuo Akechi and Fujika Katsuki and Takeshi Nishiyama and Masayuki Imaeda and Taishi Miyachi and Kazuo Otaki and Yumiko Mitsuda and Akino Ota and Toshiaki Furukawa},
  booktitle={Neuropsychiatric disease and treatment},
  year={2014}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of group psychoeducation to relieve the psychological distress of mothers of children with high-functioning pervasive developmental disorders (HFPDD) and to improve the behaviors of the children. METHODS Seventy-two mothers of preschool outpatients with HFPDD were randomly assigned to a four-session brief group psychoeducational program (GP). The sessions were held every second week in addition to the usual treatment (GP… CONTINUE READING