Background: Sex differences are widely reported in clinical psychology but are rarely examined in interventions. Method: This mixed-method explorative study examined sex differences in 13 mothers and 10 fathers of children in the off-therapy phase of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Parents underwent an expressive writing intervention using the guided written disclosure protocol (GWDP). Results: Mothers had more negative mood profiles than fathers but improved more during the intervention. Conclusion: Though preliminary, our findings highlight the importance of sex as a potential moderator of intervention and treatment outcome that could be of great clinical significance.

Sex Differences in the Outcome of Expressive Writing in Parents of Children With Leukaemia

Martino, Maria Luisa;Freda, Maria Francesca
2022

Abstract

Background: Sex differences are widely reported in clinical psychology but are rarely examined in interventions. Method: This mixed-method explorative study examined sex differences in 13 mothers and 10 fathers of children in the off-therapy phase of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Parents underwent an expressive writing intervention using the guided written disclosure protocol (GWDP). Results: Mothers had more negative mood profiles than fathers but improved more during the intervention. Conclusion: Though preliminary, our findings highlight the importance of sex as a potential moderator of intervention and treatment outcome that could be of great clinical significance.
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