The efficacy of an information group intervention on relatives of schizophrenics

C. T. Cazzullo, P. Bertrando, C. Clerici, C. Bressi, C. Da Ponte, E. Albertini

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Abstract

Socio-therapy of schizophrenia cannot fail to consider such an important element as assistance to relatives. This report will review the main treatment methods used today and presents an intervention model which acts on the family of the schizophrenic at different levels. While the schizophrenic patient receives an individual treatment (pharmaclogical and psychotherapeutic), his/her relatives undergo a two-step group intervention. The first phase concerns an information group. This paper gives an early assessment as to the efficacy of the information groups for relatives. Particularly, if focuses on the actual ability of the group in conveying information te relatives. Such transfer of information is measured by means of a structured interview (Knowledge Interview). Results demonstrate that after an information group family members had a significant statistical increase of their information level (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)313-323
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Social Psychiatry
Volume35
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1989

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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    Cazzullo, C. T., Bertrando, P., Clerici, C., Bressi, C., Da Ponte, C., & Albertini, E. (1989). The efficacy of an information group intervention on relatives of schizophrenics. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 35(4), 313-323.