Effectiveness of the enhanced psychological well-being intervention on the psychological well-being and the burden of care for family caregivers of the persons with schizophrenia 10.55131/jphd/2022/200312

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Yada Thongthammarat
Khemika Yamarat


Most of the family-based interventions focus on assisting patients more than the family caregivers.  Family caregivers of persons with schizophrenia require intervention that focuses more on their strengths than on solving problems for persons with schizophrenia.  Of 127 family caregivers of persons with schizophrenia, 63 were in the intervention group and 64 were in the control group.  The 4 sessions of intervention were held every other week.  All participants were assessed for psychological well-being and burden of care at pre-intervention, post-intervention, and at 3 months follow up. After receiving the intervention, the intervention group had a significant increase in psychological well-being but did not have a significant decrease in the burden of care.  Further research is needed to develop specific interventions to better alleviate the burden of care for family caregivers, which might include skill-building and psychoeducation to care for persons with schizophrenia.

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Thongthammarat Y, Yamarat K. Effectiveness of the enhanced psychological well-being intervention on the psychological well-being and the burden of care for family caregivers of the persons with schizophrenia: 10.55131/jphd/2022/200312. J Public Hlth Dev [Internet]. 2022 Sep. 9 [cited 2024 Apr. 22];20(3):147-62. Available from: https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/AIHD-MU/article/view/258511
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Yada Thongthammarat, Department of Mental Health, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand.

Department of Mental Health, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand.

College of Public Health Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.

Khemika Yamarat, College of Public Health Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.

College of Public Health Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.


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