Thomas L. Campbell, MD, Departments of Family Medicine and Psychiatry, University of Rochester School of Medicine.
THE EFFECTIVENESS OF FAMILY INTERVENTIONS FOR PHYSICAL DISORDERS
Article first published online: 8 JUN 2007
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
Volume 29, Issue 2, pages 263–281, April 2003
How to Cite
Campbell, T. L. (2003), THE EFFECTIVENESS OF FAMILY INTERVENTIONS FOR PHYSICAL DISORDERS. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 29: 263–281. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-0606.2003.tb01204.x
This afticle is also published as chapter 11, “Physical Disorders,” in the book edited by D. H. Sprenkle (2002), Effectiveness Research in Marriage and Family Therapy (pp. 311-337). Alexandria, VA: American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, web site: www.aamft.org, phone: (703) 838-9808.
- Issue published online: 8 JUN 2007
- Article first published online: 8 JUN 2007
This article reviews the evidence for the effectiveness of family interventions in the prevention and treatment of physical disorders. Pathways by which families influence physical health and a typology of family interventions are described. Family intervention studies, particularly randomized clinical trials, are reviewed in four clinical areas: family caregiving of elders, childhood chronic illness, spouse involvement in chronic adult illnesses, and health promotion/disease prevention. Implications for family clinicians and recommendations for future research are presented.