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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/241860
Title:
Caregiver psychoeducation for first-episode psychosis.
Authors:
McWilliams, Stephen; Egan, Patrick; Jackson, Deirdre; Renwick, Laoise; Foley, Sharon; Behan, Caragh; Fitzgerald, Emma; Fetherston, Alastair; Turner, Niall; Kinsella, Anthony; O'Callaghan, Eadbhard
Affiliation:
DETECT Early Intervention in Psychosis Service, DETECT, Avila House, Block 5, Blackrock Business Park, Carysfort Avenue, Co. Dublin, Ireland. drstevemb@gmail.com
Citation:
Caregiver psychoeducation for first-episode psychosis. 2010, 25 (1):33-8 Eur. Psychiatry
Journal:
European psychiatry : the journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists
Issue Date:
Jan-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/241860
DOI:
10.1016/j.eurpsy.2009.08.006
PubMed ID:
19926257
Abstract:
International best-practice guidelines for the management of first-episode psychosis have recommended the provision of psychoeducation for multifamily groups. While there is ample evidence of their efficacy in multiepisode psychosis, there is a paucity of evidence supporting this approach specifically for first-episode psychosis. We sought to determine whether a six-week caregiver psychoeducation programme geared specifically at first-episode psychosis improves caregiver knowledge and attitudes.; Caregivers of people with first-episode psychosis completed a 23-item adapted version of the self-report Family Questionnaire (KQ) and a 17-item adapted version of the self-report Drug Attitudes Inventory (DAI) before and after the six-week DETECT Information and Support Course (DISC). Using a Generalised Linear Repeated Measures Model, we analyzed the differences in proportions of correct answers before and after the programme.; Over a 24-month study period, 31 caregivers (13 higher socioeconomic; 13 lower socioeconomic; five unspecified socioeconomic; 19 female; 12 male) participated in the DISC programme and completed inventories before and after the course. Knowledge of psychosis and specific knowledge of medication treatment improved among caregivers overall (p<.01; effect sizes 0.78 and 0.94 respectively). There were no significant gender or socioeconomic differences in any improvement.; This study confirms that caregiver psychoeducation specifically for first-episode psychosis directly improves knowledge of the illness overall and, in particular, knowledge of medication. Gender is not a factor in this, while the lack of any socioeconomic differences dispels the myth that patients in lower socioeconomic groups are disadvantaged because their caregivers know less.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
International best-practice guidelines for the management of first-episode psychosis have recommended the provision of psychoeducation for multifamily groups. While there is ample evidence of their efficacy in multiepisode psychosis, there is a paucity of evidence supporting this approach specifically for first-episode psychosis. We sought to determine whether a six-week caregiver psychoeducation programme geared specifically at first-episode psychosis improves caregiver knowledge and attitudes.
Keywords:
MENTAL ILLNESS; CARER
Local subject classification:
CAREGIVERS EDUCATION; PSYCHOTIC DISORDERS PSYCHOLOGY; PSYCHOEDUCATION; PSYCHOSIS; ADOLESCENT; QUESTIONNAIRES
MeSH:
Adolescent; Adult; Aged; Attitude to Health; Caregivers; Drug Therapy; Female; Guidelines as Topic; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Psychotic Disorders; Questionnaires; Young Adult
ISSN:
1778-3585

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMcWilliams, Stephenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorEgan, Patricken_GB
dc.contributor.authorJackson, Deirdreen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRenwick, Laoiseen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFoley, Sharonen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBehan, Caraghen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFitzgerald, Emmaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFetherston, Alastairen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTurner, Niallen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKinsella, Anthonyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Callaghan, Eadbharden_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-07T14:00:42Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-07T14:00:42Z-
dc.date.issued2010-01-
dc.identifier.citationCaregiver psychoeducation for first-episode psychosis. 2010, 25 (1):33-8 Eur. Psychiatryen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1778-3585-
dc.identifier.pmid19926257-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.eurpsy.2009.08.006-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/241860-
dc.descriptionInternational best-practice guidelines for the management of first-episode psychosis have recommended the provision of psychoeducation for multifamily groups. While there is ample evidence of their efficacy in multiepisode psychosis, there is a paucity of evidence supporting this approach specifically for first-episode psychosis. We sought to determine whether a six-week caregiver psychoeducation programme geared specifically at first-episode psychosis improves caregiver knowledge and attitudes.en_GB
dc.description.abstractInternational best-practice guidelines for the management of first-episode psychosis have recommended the provision of psychoeducation for multifamily groups. While there is ample evidence of their efficacy in multiepisode psychosis, there is a paucity of evidence supporting this approach specifically for first-episode psychosis. We sought to determine whether a six-week caregiver psychoeducation programme geared specifically at first-episode psychosis improves caregiver knowledge and attitudes.-
dc.description.abstractCaregivers of people with first-episode psychosis completed a 23-item adapted version of the self-report Family Questionnaire (KQ) and a 17-item adapted version of the self-report Drug Attitudes Inventory (DAI) before and after the six-week DETECT Information and Support Course (DISC). Using a Generalised Linear Repeated Measures Model, we analyzed the differences in proportions of correct answers before and after the programme.-
dc.description.abstractOver a 24-month study period, 31 caregivers (13 higher socioeconomic; 13 lower socioeconomic; five unspecified socioeconomic; 19 female; 12 male) participated in the DISC programme and completed inventories before and after the course. Knowledge of psychosis and specific knowledge of medication treatment improved among caregivers overall (p<.01; effect sizes 0.78 and 0.94 respectively). There were no significant gender or socioeconomic differences in any improvement.-
dc.description.abstractThis study confirms that caregiver psychoeducation specifically for first-episode psychosis directly improves knowledge of the illness overall and, in particular, knowledge of medication. Gender is not a factor in this, while the lack of any socioeconomic differences dispels the myth that patients in lower socioeconomic groups are disadvantaged because their caregivers know less.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to European psychiatry : the journal of the Association of European Psychiatristsen_GB
dc.subjectMENTAL ILLNESSen_GB
dc.subjectCARERen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdolescent-
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshAged-
dc.subject.meshAttitude to Health-
dc.subject.meshCaregivers-
dc.subject.meshDrug Therapy-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshGuidelines as Topic-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshPsychotic Disorders-
dc.subject.meshQuestionnaires-
dc.subject.meshYoung Adult-
dc.subject.otherCAREGIVERS EDUCATIONen_GB
dc.subject.otherPSYCHOTIC DISORDERS PSYCHOLOGYen_GB
dc.subject.otherPSYCHOEDUCATIONen_GB
dc.subject.otherPSYCHOSISen_GB
dc.subject.otherADOLESCENTen_GB
dc.subject.otherQUESTIONNAIRESen_GB
dc.titleCaregiver psychoeducation for first-episode psychosis.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDETECT Early Intervention in Psychosis Service, DETECT, Avila House, Block 5, Blackrock Business Park, Carysfort Avenue, Co. Dublin, Ireland. drstevemb@gmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalEuropean psychiatry : the journal of the Association of European Psychiatristsen_GB

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