Integrative Review for a Family-centered Care Intervention to Promote Family Functioning in Families Living with Children with Chronic Illness

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Nedruetai Punaglom
Pawarisa Tungpaibool
Penjuree Sansuriwong
Onuma Kaewkerd
Sunetr Boobpamala


This integrative review aimed to synthesize a family-centered care intervention to promote family functioning in families living with children with chronic illness. This review was conducted regarding family living with children with chronic illness, and CINAHL, PsycINFO, PubMed, and Scopus databases were searched from January 1, 2011 until December 31, 2021. Eight studies involving participants were included. The following six major categories were identified as the interventions focusing on several components: communication skill development, problemsolving skill development, promoting caregiver knowledge, supporting and cognitive components, spirituality, and parent-child relationships. This integrative review was designed to provide insightful understanding of family-centered care interventions to promote family functioning in families living with children with chronic illness. According to the findings, the family empowerment program is an interesting program that can improve almost all components under family functioning. Moreover, spirituality is widely applied as the strategy promoting family functioning in the area studied. Therefore, developing a program based on the concept of family empowerment and spirituality were recommended in this study to help families living with children with chronic illness maintain family functioning.

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Punaglom N, Tungpaibool P, Sansuriwong P, Kaewkerd O, Boobpamala S. Integrative Review for a Family-centered Care Intervention to Promote Family Functioning in Families Living with Children with Chronic Illness. BKK Med J [Internet]. 2022 Sep. 30 [cited 2024 Apr. 16];18(2):131. Available from:
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