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A meta-analysis for the effectiveness of programs for promoting family resilience in Korea
Journal of the Korean Data & Information Science Society 2019;30:797-812
Published online July 31, 2019;
© 2019 Korean Data and Information Science Society.

Young A Kim1 · Yun Am Seo2 · Hyang-In Cho Chung3 · Sanghoo Yoon4

1College of Nursing, Jeju National University
2National Institute of Meteorological Sciences
3College of Nursing, Chonnam National University
4Division of Mathematics and Big Data Science, Daegu University
Correspondence to: Assistant professor, Division of Mathematics and Bid data science, Daegu University, Gyeongsan 38453, Korea.

This work was supported by the research grant of Health and Nursing Research Institute, Jeju National University in 2017.
Received March 24, 2019; Revised May 22, 2019; Accepted May 29, 2019.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
The purpose of this study was to identify the status and effectiveness of domestic experimental programs conducted to enhance resilience to families. Fifteen studies reported from 2006 to 2017 were finally analyzed. All studies were designed nonequivalent control group pre-post test designs, and the sample size was 454 in total. Most of the subjects were members of vulnerable families such as disabled children, cancer patients, chronic schizophrenia, dementia, multicultural families, and divorced families. The intervention program consisted of 4∼12 weeks/4∼12 sessions/45∼180 minutes per session. Major dependent variables measured in these studies were family resilience, communication, family relation, family adaptation, and parenting efficacy. The standardized effect sizes of the measured variables excluding the communication and family relation were above the high level. This study is meaningful in that it systematically analyzes the domestic research results that are used to improve the resilience of the family and objectively presents the size of the effect, and provide specific evidence-based data for future intervention strategies to enhance family resilience.
Keywords : Family, heterogeneity, meta-analysis, resilience.