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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
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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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