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Article: Effectiveness of psychoeducational intervention for rural Chinese families experiencing schizophrenia - A randomised controlled trial

TitleEffectiveness of psychoeducational intervention for rural Chinese families experiencing schizophrenia - A randomised controlled trial
Authors
KeywordsCommunity mental health
Family
Psychoeducation
Schizophrenia
Issue Date2003
PublisherSpringer Medizin. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.springer.com/steinkopff/psychiatrie/journal/127
Citation
Social Psychiatry And Psychiatric Epidemiology, 2003, v. 38 n. 2, p. 69-75 How to Cite?
AbstractBackground. The aim of this study was to explore the characteristics and efficacy of psychoeducational family intervention for persons with schizophrenia in rural China. Methods. A cluster randomised controlled trial of psychoeducational family intervention for families experiencing schizophrenia (three groups, 326 cases) was conducted in Xinjin County, Chengdu. Treatment groups consisted of family intervention and medication, medication alone, and a control. Results. The results showed a gain in knowledge, a change in the relatives' caring attitudes towards the patients, and an increase in treatment compliance in the psychoeducational family intervention group (p < 0.05, 0.001). Most importantly, the relapse rate over 9 months in this group (16.3 %) was half that of the drug-only group (37.8 %), and just over one-quarter of that of the control group (61.5 %) (p < 0.05). Antipsychotic drug treatment and families' attitudes towards patients after the 9-month follow-up were significantly associated with clinical out-come (p < 0.05). Conclusions. In rural China, family intervention should focus on improving the relatives' recognition of illness, the caring attitude towards the patients, treatment compliance, relapse prevention, and the training of the patients' social functioning. This trial, one of the largest in the literature, has shown that psychoeducational family intervention is effective and suitable for psychiatric rehabilitation in Chinese rural communities.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/82408
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.513
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.095
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dc.contributor.authorRan, MSen_HK
dc.contributor.authorXiang, MZen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, CLWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLeff, Jen_HK
dc.contributor.authorSimpson, Pen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHuang, MSen_HK
dc.contributor.authorShan, YHen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLi, SGen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T08:28:54Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T08:28:54Z-
dc.date.issued2003en_HK
dc.identifier.citationSocial Psychiatry And Psychiatric Epidemiology, 2003, v. 38 n. 2, p. 69-75en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0933-7954en_HK
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dc.description.abstractBackground. The aim of this study was to explore the characteristics and efficacy of psychoeducational family intervention for persons with schizophrenia in rural China. Methods. A cluster randomised controlled trial of psychoeducational family intervention for families experiencing schizophrenia (three groups, 326 cases) was conducted in Xinjin County, Chengdu. Treatment groups consisted of family intervention and medication, medication alone, and a control. Results. The results showed a gain in knowledge, a change in the relatives' caring attitudes towards the patients, and an increase in treatment compliance in the psychoeducational family intervention group (p < 0.05, 0.001). Most importantly, the relapse rate over 9 months in this group (16.3 %) was half that of the drug-only group (37.8 %), and just over one-quarter of that of the control group (61.5 %) (p < 0.05). Antipsychotic drug treatment and families' attitudes towards patients after the 9-month follow-up were significantly associated with clinical out-come (p < 0.05). Conclusions. In rural China, family intervention should focus on improving the relatives' recognition of illness, the caring attitude towards the patients, treatment compliance, relapse prevention, and the training of the patients' social functioning. This trial, one of the largest in the literature, has shown that psychoeducational family intervention is effective and suitable for psychiatric rehabilitation in Chinese rural communities.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherSpringer Medizin. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.springer.com/steinkopff/psychiatrie/journal/127en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofSocial Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiologyen_HK
dc.subjectCommunity mental healthen_HK
dc.subjectFamilyen_HK
dc.subjectPsychoeducationen_HK
dc.subjectSchizophreniaen_HK
dc.titleEffectiveness of psychoeducational intervention for rural Chinese families experiencing schizophrenia - A randomised controlled trialen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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