|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|317273||1432581||2016||5 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود رایگان|
• Few studies of schizophrenia psychoeducation have been conducted in Southeast Asia.
• This study assessed the Family Schizophrenia Psychoeducation Program in Vietnam.
• Effects were found on quality of life, stigma, medication compliance, consumer satisfaction.
• Effect sizes were moderate to large.
• It may be useful for such programs to be implemented in Viet Nam and other Asian countries.
ObjectiveAlthough psychoeducation has been found effective for improving the life functioning of patients with schizophrenia in high income countries, there have been relatively few studies of schizophrenia psychoeducation adapted for low and middle-income countries (LMIC), particularly in Southeast Asia. The present study assessed effects of the Family Schizophrenia Psychoeducation Program (FSPP) among Vietnamese patients and their families on the patients’ (1) quality of life and (2) medication non-compliance, and the family and patients’ (3) stigma towards schizophrenia, and (4) consumer satisfaction.MethodThis intervention study involved 59 patients, and their families, from the Da Nang Psychiatric Hospital, randomly assigned to treatment (n = 30) or control (n = 29) conditions. Control subjects received services as usual (antipsychotic medication); treatment group subjects received the FSPP as well. Blind-rater assessments were conducted at T1 immediately after project enrollment (prior to participating in the FSPP) and at T2 six months later.ResultsThere were significant treatment effects on: (1) quality of life, (2) stigma, (3) medication compliance, and (4) consumer satisfaction, with all effects favoring the treatment group. Effect sizes were moderate to large.ConclusionsThis psychoeducation program appears to reduce stigma, improve quality of life and medication compliance, and increase consumer satisfaction of Vietnamese patients with schizophrenia and their families, beyond the effects of antipsychotic medication. It involves relatively little cost, and it may be useful for it or equivalent programs to be implemented in other hospitals in Viet Nam, and potentially other low-income Asian countries to improve the lives of patients with schizophrenia.
Journal: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - Volume 22, August 2016, Pages 162–166