Professional-supported, problem-solving, self-learning programme for family carers of people with recent-onset psychosis: abridged secondary publication
WT Chien1, SY Chan2, LK Yip3, T Karatzias4, D Bressington3, ID Lubman5
1 The Nethersole School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
2 Caritas Integrated Family Services Centres, Hong Kong SAR, China
3 School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, China
4 Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Edinburgh Napier University, United Kingdom
5 Eastern Health Clinical School, Monash University, Australia
  1. The professional-supported, problem-solving, self-learning programme can be an effective intervention for families of people with recent-onset psychosis.
  2. The self-learning programme significantly improved family carers’ burden, problem-solving ability, and caregiving experiences, as well as patients’ psychotic symptoms, recovery, and duration of re-hospitalisation at the 12-month follow-up, compared with family psychoeducation group or usual care.
  3. Family caregivers perceived that the intervention could enhance their caregiving skills/abilities of psychosis care, be more positively hopeful for independent family care and patient recovery, and reduce their perceived social stigma.