TITLE

The Influence Of Psychosocial Rehabilitation On Patients With A First Episode Of Psychosis

AUTHOR(S)
Whitty, Peter; Lydon, Carolin; Turner, Nial; O'Callaghan, Eadbhard
PUB. DATE
July 2005
SOURCE
International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation;Jul2005-Jun2006, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p17
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Psychosocial interventions offer an important adjunct to pharmacotherapy in the treatment of psychosis. We examined the effects of a psychosocial rehabilitation programme by comparing first presentation and 4-year follow-up assessments among 96 first-episode psychosis patients. At first-presentation, those who completed the programme (N = 19) had a significantly poorer quality of life than those who received standard care (N = 77). At follow-up there were no statistically significant differences in quality of life between the two groups. We conclude that psychosocial rehabilitation should form an integral part of the treatment of psychosis and may offer distinctive benefits in improving the quality of life of such patients.
ACCESSION #
24274250

 

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