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Article: Efficacy of a brief intervention for carers of people with first-episode psychosis: A waiting list controlled study
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TitleEfficacy of a brief intervention for carers of people with first-episode psychosis: A waiting list controlled study
 
AuthorsSo, HW1 1
Chen, EYH2
Chan, RCK3
Wong, CW1
Hung, SF1
Chung, DWS4
Ng, SM2
Chan, CLW2
 
KeywordsCaregivers
Group psychotherapy
Psychological adaptation
Psychotic disorders
 
Issue Date2006
 
PublisherHong Kong College of Psychiatrists. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkjpsych.com/search.jsp
 
CitationHong Kong Journal Of Psychiatry, 2006, v. 16 n. 3, p. 92-100 [How to Cite?]
 
AbstractObjectives: While family psycho-education for schizophrenia is well-supported, the efficacy of family intervention for first-episode psychosis is less studied. This waiting list controlled study set out to evaluate the effectiveness of a 6-week intervention for carers of people with first-episode psychosis. Participants and Methods: Carers were randomised into experimental or waiting list categories. Study 1 compared various outcome measures in the 2 categories. Study 2 evaluated the treatment effects. Results: After the intervention, carers showed increased knowledge about psychosis and a reduction in negative ways of coping. The improvement in knowledge was maintained at 6-month follow-up, and trends towards improved caregiving burden and coping were also evident. Conclusions: A brief intervention programme can be effective in improving important variables such as knowledge, coping, and caregiving burden. The implications for selecting 'core components' for an effective intervention were discussed. © 2006 Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists.
 
ISSN1026-2121
 
ReferencesReferences in Scopus
 
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dc.contributor.authorChen, EYH
 
dc.contributor.authorChan, RCK
 
dc.contributor.authorWong, CW
 
dc.contributor.authorHung, SF
 
dc.contributor.authorChung, DWS
 
dc.contributor.authorNg, SM
 
dc.contributor.authorChan, CLW
 
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dc.description.abstractObjectives: While family psycho-education for schizophrenia is well-supported, the efficacy of family intervention for first-episode psychosis is less studied. This waiting list controlled study set out to evaluate the effectiveness of a 6-week intervention for carers of people with first-episode psychosis. Participants and Methods: Carers were randomised into experimental or waiting list categories. Study 1 compared various outcome measures in the 2 categories. Study 2 evaluated the treatment effects. Results: After the intervention, carers showed increased knowledge about psychosis and a reduction in negative ways of coping. The improvement in knowledge was maintained at 6-month follow-up, and trends towards improved caregiving burden and coping were also evident. Conclusions: A brief intervention programme can be effective in improving important variables such as knowledge, coping, and caregiving burden. The implications for selecting 'core components' for an effective intervention were discussed. © 2006 Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists.
 
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dc.subjectCaregivers
 
dc.subjectGroup psychotherapy
 
dc.subjectPsychological adaptation
 
dc.subjectPsychotic disorders
 
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Author Affiliations
  1. Kwai Chung Hospital
  2. The University of Hong Kong
  3. Institute of Psychology Chinese Academy of Sciences
  4. Chinese University of Hong Kong