Effectiveness of Interventions to Enhance the Sense of Coherence in the Life Course

Eva Langeland*, L. Vaandrager, Anne Britt Vika Nilsen, Marco Schraner, Claudia Meier Magistretti

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This chapter provides an overview of the effectiveness of programs and interventions that aim to strengthen the sense of coherence (SOC) throughout the life span. The authors report on more than 40 studies investigating the effectiveness of interventions to strengthen the SOC. They structure and summarize findings for young people, employed and unemployed adults, health professionals, people with disabilities, people with psychosomatic and mental health problems, people with physical problems, hospital patients, and older people. Even though most studies are limited to short-term pre-test and post-test study designs, a few studies have investigated the effects of intervention for longer follow-up periods of up to several months and even more than one year.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Handbook of Salutogenesis
EditorsM.B. Mittelmark, G.F. Bauer, L. Vaandrager, J.M. Pelikan, S. Sagy, M. Eriksson, B. Lindström, C. Meier Magistretti
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9783030795153
ISBN (Print)9783030795146
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2022


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