Prévention de la chronicité en psychosomatique: Approche systémique de l'asthme infantile

L. Onnis, A. Di Gennaro, G. Cespa, R. C. Dentale, P. Benedetti, F. Forato, F. Maurelli, L. Businco, C. Vazzoler, L. Bernardini, F. Sera

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Authors present a research focused on testing the value of an integrated, multidisciplinary and systems oriented therapeutic intervention aimed at improving clinical symptoms and preventing chronicity of infantile asthma. Twenty children suffering from chronic bronchial asthma were divided into two groups : an experimental group, which received pharmacological treatment and family psychotherapy and a control group which received only pharmacological treatment. Outcome has been measured in regard to two sets of parameters: clinical parameters as well as relational parameters. The obtained results indicate a clear improvement of the symptoms (reduction of the number of the crisis and of the pharmacological treatment) in the patients of the experimental group compared with the control one. The statistical validation confirms the significance of the results.

Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)167-192
Number of pages26
JournalCahiers Critiques de Therapie Familiale et de Pratiques de Reseaux
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2001


  • Asthma
  • Chronicity
  • Family therapy
  • Integrated treatment
  • Systemic approach

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Social Psychology

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