Practitioners undertaking modular family intervention training: measuring competence

Fleming, Mick P., Savage-Grainge, Anita, Allinson, Rob and Martin, Colin R. (2014) Practitioners undertaking modular family intervention training: measuring competence. British Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 3 (1). pp. 12-17. ISSN 2049-5919

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Family interventions based on the principles of behavioural and cognitive therapy, delivered for more than three months or 10–15 sessions have proved efficacious in reducing relapses and re-hospitalisation for people with schizophrenia. They are recommended as a first-line treatment in clinical guidelines. Recent developments in the field have included the development of scales to measure family intervention adherence and skill competency. This study reports the findings of a preliminary investigation into the accuracy of sub-scales of the family intervention scale. This scale measures the skills required to manage a family intervention session as well as delivery of a specific family intervention. The findings show a highly significant correlation between the two sub-scales (r = 0.61, n = 82, p < 0.001), however, this correlation only accounts for 37% of the common variance (r2 = 0.37). Use of the core session item sub-scale separately from the specific intervention sub-scale is recommended and supported by the internal consistency of the sub-scale (α = 0.87). Further larger powered and robust studies are required on the family intervention scale to determine its psychometric properties.

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Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2014 09:05
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