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Title: The schizophrenia care management program for family caregivers of Chinese patients with schizophrenia
Authors: Chien, WT 
Lee, IYM
Keywords: Caregiver
Chinese
Emotion
Family
Family functioning
Health program
Hospital readmission
Mental health care
Schizophrenia
Social psychology
Issue Date: Mar-2010
Publisher: American Psychiatric Association
Source: Psychiatric services, Mar. 2010, v. 61, no. 3, p. 317-320 How to cite?
Journal: Psychiatric services 
Abstract: OBJECTIVES: This study tested the effectiveness of a schizophrenia care management program for family caregivers of Chinese patients with schizophrenia in Hong Kong.
METHODS: A multisite controlled trial was conducted with 92 patient-caregiver dyads. They were randomly assigned to either the schizophrenia care management program or to usual care. The patients' symptoms, functioning, and length of rehospitalization and their families' perceived social support, expressed emotion, and functioning were measured at recruitment and at one month and 15 months after the intervention.
RESULTS: Compared with families in the usual care group, families in the schizophrenia care management program reported significantly greater improvements in families' and patients' functioning and caregivers' perceived social support and decreases in the number and length of patients' rehospitalization.
CONCLUSIONS: The findings provide evidence that the multidisciplinary schizophrenia care program can improve the psychosocial functioning of patients and their families and social support of caregivers.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/3309
ISSN: 1075-2730
DOI: 10.1176/ps.2010.61.3.317
Rights: © 2010 American Psychiatric Association. The official published article is available online at http://ps.psychiatryonline.org/cgi/content/abstract/61/3/317.
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