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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157241
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Change in Functioning of Families of Adolescents With Schizophrenia
Abstract:
The Change in Functioning of Families of Adolescents With Schizophrenia
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2009
Author:Lee, HeeYoung, PhD, PMHNP-BC, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Pittsburgh, Health and Community Systems, School of Nursing
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:415 Victoria Building, 3500 Victoria Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15261, USA
Contact Telephone:412-624-5073
Co-Authors:Karen G. Schepp, PhD, PMHNP-BC, FAAN, Associate Professor
Purpose: The main purpose of this study is to examine the effectiveness of a family-centered, community-based self management intervention on the functioning of families of adolescents with schizophrenia. Background: The important leverage of family functioning in caring for the adolescents with schizophrenia has been addressed; connecting to mental health program, encouraging medication compliance, and maintaining a supportive environment for the patients. For this reason, families need the benefit of intervention programs to improve their level of functioning which in turn helps to improve the level of functioning of the adolescents. By improving the level of functioning of the families, the families are able to serve as a protective factor for the adolescents and which then leads to improved functioning in the adolescents. The studies about the effects of family-centered intervention programs for adolescents with schizophrenia on the functioning of the family, however, are very limited and more research is needed.  Methods: A total of 40 parents of adolescents with schizophrenia were drawn from a study of self-management therapy for youth with schizophrenia. The original study was a randomized, two-group, experimental design with repeated measures. Participants evaluated family functioning measured by the Family Attitude Scale (FAS) and the Family Empowerment Scale (FES) at the baseline, 6weeks, 30weeks, and 54 weeks. Descriptive statistics were used to describe the sample characteristics. ANCOVA and paired t-test were computed. Result: Among the 40 parents of adolescents with schizophrenia, the majority of parents were female (n=34; 85%). The mean age was 46.08 years (SD=4.60) at the first entry and 23 (57.50%) were Caucasian. Thirty-two (80%) parents were their adolescents' biological parents. Thirty-two (80%) parents were their adolescents' biological parents. Although there was numeric change in the family attitude and the family empowerment at 54 weeks after controlling the family attitude and the family empowerment at the baseline respectively, there was no significant group difference (b=-5.061, p=.472; b=-1.266, p=0.841).  Of note, the intervention group showed a marginally significant decrease in the family attitude scale from baseline to 54weeks (t=2.140, p=0.05). However, there was no significant change in the family empowerment from baseline to 54 weeks in the intervention group (t=-1.178, p=0.256). Implications: The current study indicated that both groups received benefit from the family-centered, community-based self management intervention for adolescents with schizophrenia. Refined interventions for parents of adolescents with schizophrenia have important implications for future studies.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Change in Functioning of Families of Adolescents With Schizophreniaen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157241-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Change in Functioning of Families of Adolescents With Schizophrenia</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Lee, HeeYoung, PhD, PMHNP-BC, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Pittsburgh, Health and Community Systems, School of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">415 Victoria Building, 3500 Victoria Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15261, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">412-624-5073</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">leehee@pitt.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Karen G. Schepp, PhD, PMHNP-BC, FAAN, Associate Professor</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: The main purpose of this study is to examine the effectiveness of a family-centered, community-based self management intervention on the functioning of families of adolescents with schizophrenia. Background: The important leverage of family functioning in caring for the adolescents with schizophrenia has been addressed; connecting to mental health program, encouraging medication compliance, and maintaining a supportive environment for the patients. For this reason, families need the benefit of intervention programs to improve their level of functioning which in turn helps to improve the level of functioning of the adolescents. By improving the level of functioning of the families, the families are able to serve as a protective factor for the adolescents and which then leads to improved functioning in the adolescents. The studies about the effects of family-centered intervention programs for adolescents with schizophrenia on the functioning of the family, however, are very limited and more research is needed.&nbsp;&nbsp;Methods: A total of 40 parents of adolescents with schizophrenia were drawn from a study of self-management therapy for youth with schizophrenia. The original study was a randomized, two-group, experimental design with repeated measures. Participants evaluated family functioning measured by the Family Attitude Scale (FAS) and the Family Empowerment Scale (FES) at the baseline, 6weeks, 30weeks, and 54 weeks. Descriptive statistics were used to describe the sample characteristics. ANCOVA and paired t-test were computed. Result: Among the 40 parents of adolescents with schizophrenia, the majority of parents were female (n=34; 85%). The mean age was 46.08 years (SD=4.60) at the first entry and 23 (57.50%) were Caucasian. Thirty-two (80%) parents were their adolescents' biological parents. Thirty-two (80%) parents were their adolescents' biological parents. Although there was numeric change in the family attitude and the family empowerment at 54 weeks after controlling the family attitude and the family empowerment at the baseline respectively, there was no significant group difference (b=-5.061, p=.472; b=-1.266, p=0.841).&nbsp; Of note, the intervention group showed a marginally significant decrease in the family attitude scale from baseline to 54weeks (t=2.140, p=0.05). However, there was no significant change in the family empowerment from baseline to 54 weeks in the intervention group (t=-1.178, p=0.256). Implications: The current study indicated that both groups received benefit from the family-centered, community-based self management intervention for adolescents with schizophrenia. Refined interventions for parents of adolescents with schizophrenia have important implications for future studies.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T19:41:37Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T19:41:37Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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