International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy

Volume 24 Num. 1 - March 2024


Acomodación familiar: una revisión sistemática [Family Accommodation: A systematic review]

Volume 24 Num. 1 - March 2024 - Pages 7-23


Montalvo Ocampo, Lilia , Barcelata Eguiarte, Blanca Estela , Robles García, Rebeca


Family Accommodation is a very common phenomenon in families where a member has been diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). The objective of this literature review through the systematic search method was to know the state of the art of the Family Accommodation process in families of adolescents diagnosed with OCD, highlighting the growing literature that addresses the importance of addressing family factors associated with OCD, mainly Family Accommodation, and its implications in prognosis, treatment and quality in family dynamics, making clear the lack of Mexican research that addresses the phenomenon. We found 79 studies that met the inclusion and exclusion criteria, of which 32 identified that accommodation was related to other individual and family variables, 13 analyzed it as a predictor of treatment success or failure, 17 of them focused on evaluating family-focused treatments, 7 analyzed the effects of combined treatments, 3 studies found that accommodation was present in other disorders besides OCD, 2 emphasized the importance of studying the construct in non-Western cultures and 2 more were qualitative. Three studies were identified in unpublished literature and were conducted in Mexican population. This review demonstrated that the literature has shown the importance of including family accommodation in the treatment of pediatric OCD, but there is very little research in Latino and non-Western populations.

How to cite this paper
Montalvo-Ocampo L, Barcelata-Eguiarte BE & Robles-García R (2024). Acomodación familiar: una revisión sistemática. International Journal of Psychology & Psychological Therapy, 24, 1, 7-23.

Key words:

family accommodation, obsessive-compulsive disorder, adolescents, systematic review

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