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Table 1 The five basic learning goals of 'Op Koers' (child and parent intervention) and examples of learning activities in the child and parent intervention programs.

From: A cognitive behavioral based group intervention for children with a chronic illness and their parents: a multicentre randomized controlled trial

  Examples Of learning Activities\Five Basic learning Goals Information seeking and information giving about the illness Use of relaxation during stressful situations Increase knowledge of self-management and compliance Enhancement of social competence Positive thinking
Examples of learning activities of the child intervention Instruction/modeling Education about sources of information Relaxation exercise (CD)/practicing tricks for medical procedures (video) Discussion about own treatment and (non)
Compliance
Video: take initiative and inform Thinking-feeling-doing game
  Reinforcement/Practice Role play: ask your own questions to your pediatrician Homework: practice the relaxation exercise Group exercise: make a drawing about your treatment Role play: inform peers about what you cannot and what you CAN do instead Homework: write down your negative thoughts and explore ways to get rid of them
Examples of learning activities of the parent intervention Instruction/modeling Education about sources of information Relaxation exercise (CD) Group discussion about what to do when your child has problems with compliance Video: take initiative and inform Introducing Thinking-feeling-doing model
  Reinforcement/Practice Homework: stimulate and support your child to find and give their own answers about their illness Homework: observe and ask your child about a stressful situation and talk about what to do Homework: talk with your child about treatment and find out the reasons for non-compliance Homework: practice with your child how to ask other children to play together Talk about cognitions with your child and help to find positive thoughts