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Title: A controlled trial of a needs-based, nurse-led psychoeducation programme for Chinese patients with first-onset mental disorders : 6 month follow up
Authors: Chien, WT 
Leung, SF 
Keywords: Controlled trial
First-episode mental illness
Needs-based intervention
Psychoeducation
Issue Date: Feb-2013
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Source: International journal of nursing practice, Feb. 2013, v. 19, suppl. S1, 3–13 How to cite?
Journal: International journal of nursing practice 
Abstract: The study reported herein a randomized controlled trial was conducted to test the effectiveness of a nurse-led, needs-based psycho-education program for Chinese patients with first-onset mental illness over a 6-month follow-up. Ninety-six families of Chinese patients with schizophrenia newly referred to one outpatient clinic in Hong Kong were randomly assigned to a nurse-led psycho-education program or usual outpatient care, each comprising 48 subjects. The patients’ mental health, illness insight, self-efficacy, services utilization, and hospitalization rates were measured at recruitment and at one week and six months post-intervention. The patients in the psycho-education program reported significantly greater improvements in mental health, insights into treatment and illness, and hospitalization rates over the 6-month follow-up, when compared with those who received usual care. The findings provide evidence that the needs-based, nurse-led psycho-education program can improve the health conditions and treatment insights of Chinese out-patients with first-onset mental illness.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/5619
ISSN: 1322-7114
EISSN: 1440-172X
DOI: 10.1111/ijn.12015
Rights: © 2013 Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd
This is the pre-peer reviewed version of the following article: Chien W-T, Leung S-F (2013). A controlled trial of a needs-based, nurse-led psychoeducation programme for Chinese patients with first-onset mental disorders: 6 month follow up. International Journal of Nursing Practice , 19 (1 SUPPL.), S3–13, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijn.12015
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