Efficacy of a Brief Psychoeducational Intervention for Mothers of Children with Breath-Holding Spells: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial

BOLAT N., Eliacik K., Sargin E., Kanik A., Baydan F., Sarioglu B.

NEUROPEDIATRICS, vol.47, no.4, pp.226-232, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1055/s-0036-1583316
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.226-232
  • Keywords: breath-holding spells, maternal anxiety, psychoeducation, EMOTION REGULATION, DOUBLE-BLIND, STRESS, PREDICTORS, PIRACETAM, THERAPY, SYNCOPE
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


Objective Mothers of individuals with breath-holding spells (BHS) suffer more often from anxiety and experience more stressors in their everyday life. The purpose of this study was to examine the efficacy of psychoeducational intervention in reducing BHS and coping with these spells.