Volume 16, Issue 2 (8-2010)                   IJPCP 2010, 16(2): 99-106 | Back to browse issues page

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Navidian A, Pahlavanzadeh S, Yazdani M. The Effectiveness of Family Training on Family Caregivers of Inpatients with Mental Disorders. IJPCP. 2010; 16 (2) :99-106
URL: http://ijpcp.iums.ac.ir/article-1-1041-en.html
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Objectives: Evaluating the effectiveness of a group psycho-educational program on family caregivers of inpatients with mental disorders in Noor Hospital in the city of Isfahan. Method: The present study was a single blind randomized clinical trial, and assessed the effective-ness of a group psycho-educational program on 100 family caregivers of psychiatric inpatients over a three month period, in Noor Hospital affiliated to Center for Behavioral Science Research of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences. Caregivers’ burden was assessed using Zarit Burden Interview ZBI. Results: The results showed that the mean score of burden in family care givers of patients with schizophrenia and mood disorders significantly decreased (p=0.001) in comparison with the control group. Conclusion: The group intervention program for reducing caregivers’ burden in family caregivers of patients was effective, and this could potentially improve the quality of life of both patients and caregivers.

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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Psychiatry and Psychology
Received: 2010/10/6 | Published: 2010/08/15

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