Research Methods on Stress Inoculation Therapy

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Outlined and Evaluated Research into SIT.

Jay and Elliot (1990)

Jay and Elliot developed a video tape for parents of 3-12 year olds who had children with leukaemia and who were udnergoing bone marrow treatment. One hour before treatment, parents are shown a film of a model parent emplying self-statements, relaxation techniques and coping imagery rehearsal . The Parents then practiced these skills compared to other parents who recieved child focused interventions.

The SIT treated parents showed significantly less anxiety and enhanced coping skills. This shows that stress inocluation therapy to be effective for acute, short term stressors.

An addition outside of the context is from Meichenbaum (2001). He


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