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:: Volume 24, Issue 1 (4-2016) ::
Journal of Ilam University of Medical Sciences 2016, 24(1): 8-17 Back to browse issues page
The Effectiveness of Family Psychoeducation (Atkinson and Coia Model) on Mental Health Family Members of Patients with Psychosis
Shahram Mami1 , Satar Kaikhavani2 , Kamran Amirian * 3, Elias Neyazi1
1- Islamic Azad university
2- Ilam University of Medical Sciences
3- Islamic Azad university , Cpka2012@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (7157 Views)

Introduction: Short-term interventions may affect on family members of psychosis ' families. The aim of this research is studying the effectiveness of family Psychoeducation (Atkinson and Coia model) on mental health families will produce a child with a psychotic illness.

Materials & methods: This study uses a quasi-experimental and pre-posttest design with the control group and investigates the effect of a four-week psycho-educational program for a two-month period on 44 caregiver families of patients with psychotic hospitalized in Welfare Hospital in Tehran in 93-94. Mental health workers were determined by questionnaires GHQ-28 .The data were analyzed using analysis of covariance.

Findings: study results showed that family Psychoeducation enhances mental health, social functioning and reduces symptoms of anxiety, depression, but doesn't have significant effect in reducing physical symptoms.

Discussion & Conclusions: Family education programs are effective to improve public health in caregivers of patients with psychotic issues and it would improve the quality of life for patients and caregivers.

Keywords: Mental health, Family Psychoeducation, Psychotic patients
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: clinical psychology
Received: 2015/04/27 | Accepted: 2015/09/14 | Published: 2016/04/12
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mami S, kaikhavani S, amirian K, neyazi E. The Effectiveness of Family Psychoeducation (Atkinson and Coia Model) on Mental Health Family Members of Patients with Psychosis. J. Ilam Uni. Med. Sci. 2016; 24 (1) :8-17
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