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Objective To develop the mental remedy system for persons in crisis in Nongbua Lumphu Province
Materials and methods The research employed Deming’s development cycle concept (Deming cycle). The cycle consisted of four stages including situation analysis, planning, doing, and group assessment. The samples were 70 administrators and members of the mental health crisis assessment and treatment team (MCATT), and 15 persons in crisis and their family members. The data collection was done between September 2016 to October 2017. The by using 1) semi-structured interviews or guided interviews, 2) the satisfaction questionnaire for the treatment team, and 3) the satisfaction questionnaire for the persons in crisis and their family members. The descriptive statistics analysis was
done using frequency and percentage. The content analysis was used for the qualitative data.
Results The newly mental remedy manual for persons in crisis was systemic piloted implemented in Nongbua Lumphu Province. The results showed that the persons in crisis got help in physical, mental,
and social aspects properly by the multi-disciplinary team until they can adjust themselves to society appropriately. The satisfaction of persons in crisis persons and the MCATT teams are high in all aspects.
Conclusion The development of mental remedy system for persons in crisis provided good results for the clients. Consequently, this system should be employed and guided for the MCATT teams
throughout Nongbua Lumphu province.
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