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Towards a Stepped Care Approach for the Delivery of Couple Based Coping and Support Training Programs to Enhance Adjustment to Major Health Problems

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Scott, JL (invited speaker), Towards a Stepped Care Approach for the Delivery of Couple Based Coping and Support Training Programs to Enhance Adjustment to Major Health Problems, Close Relationships and Health: Developing an Interactive Approach to, 22-24 august 2007, University of British Columbia, pp. 1. (2007) [Plenary Presentation]


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Abstract

Health psychology interventions can improve patients' long-term psychological and physical adjustment to major health problems. The most powerful interventions actively include people close to the patient, usually their partner. Although these interventions are highly effective they are costly to provide, usually not offered as part of routine care, not accessible for people living in remote and rural areas, and have low rates of involvement (particularly by men). Finally, the universal application of intensive programs is probably unwarranted, as many patients do not develop psychological disorders. The current paper uses a specific example in the area of cancer to highlight the steps and obstacles involved in translating empirically validating couples and family interventions into programs that can be delivered in multi-media formats (such as DVD)

Item Details

Item Type:Plenary Presentation
Keywords:stepped care, chronic illness, translation research
Research Division:Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Research Group:Psychology
Research Field:Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Health and Support Services
Objective Field:Health and Support Services not elsewhere classified
Author:Scott, JL (invited speaker) (Professor Jenn Scott)
ID Code:78467
Year Published:2007
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2012-06-30
Last Modified:2013-01-07
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