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Needs-based cognitive-behavioural family intervention for carers of patients suffering from schizophrenia:twelve month follow-up

Sellwood, William and Barrowclough, Christine and Tarrier, Nicholas and Quinn, Joanne and Mainwaring, John and Lewis, Shon (2001) Needs-based cognitive-behavioural family intervention for carers of patients suffering from schizophrenia:twelve month follow-up. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 104 (5). pp. 346-355. ISSN 1600-0447

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Abstract

Objective: To examine longer-term effectiveness of a needs-based family intervention for carers and out-patients suffering from schizophrenia. Method: Seventy-nine unselected patient–carer pairs were recruited from a geographical area and allocated randomly to one of two conditions. One group received needs-based cognitive-behavioural family intervention in combination with general family support plus the standard care. The control group received the general family support and standard care only. Results: Analysis was carried out on an intention-to-treat basis. There was a significant advantage for family intervention, in terms of relapse (37% relapsed compared to 72%, NNT=3) and on other clinical measures. Treatment group and medication compliance were significant and independent predictors of relapse. There was a significant reduction in carer needs in the intervention group. Conclusion: Family intervention directed at carers' needs within a standard mental health service can produce benefits for patients beyond the term of intervention.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2700/2738
Subjects: ?? COGNITIVE-BEHAVIOURAL FAMILY INTERVENTIONSCHIZOPHRENIARELAPSECARER NEEDSPSYCHIATRY AND MENTAL HEALTH ??
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ID Code: 72396
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 22 Jan 2015 10:13
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2019 03:48
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/72396

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