Wai Tong Chien

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BACKGROUND Family intervention in schizophrenia can reduce patient relapse and improve medication adherence, but few studies on this have involved a Chinese population. AIMS To examine the effects of a mutual support group for Chinese families of people with schizophrenia, compared with psychoeducation and standard care. METHOD Randomised controlled(More)
AIM This paper reports a study to translate the Childbirth Self-efficacy Inventory into Chinese and examine its reliability and validity among pregnant Chinese women in Hong Kong. BACKGROUND Self-efficacy for childbirth has been emerged as an important psychological construct in childbearing care. A reliable and valid self-efficacy measure for pregnant(More)
BACKGROUND The common use of physical restraints in older people in hospitals and nursing homes has been associated with injurious falls, decreased mobility and disorientation. By offering access to bed-chair pressure sensors in hospitalized patients with perceived fall risk, nurses may be less inclined to resort to physical restraints, thereby improving(More)
BACKGROUND The caregiver burden within the family is one of the most commonly used outcome variables in research studies of patient care provision. However, few measures of family caregiver burden have been validated for use with Asian populations. OBJECTIVE To examine the reliability and validity of the Chinese version of the Family Burden Interview(More)
OBJECTIVES To explore the literature through a systematic search to assess the effectiveness of mutual support groups for family caregivers of people with schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. METHODS This review of the research literature was based on the procedures suggested by the National Health Service Centre for Reviews and Dissemination(More)
This qualitative study explored the experiences and feelings of psychiatric inpatients concerning their first encounter with physical restraint. Its purpose was to determine whether restraint has any other effects, other than the intended one of protection. Thirty psychiatric inpatients who had experienced physical restraint in two acute admission wards(More)
Family interventions for first-episode psychosis (FEP) are an integral component of treatment, with positive effects mainly on patients' mental state and relapse rate. However, comparatively little attention has been paid to the effects of family interventions on caregivers' stress coping and well-being, especially in non-Western countries. We aimed to test(More)
OBJECTIVES This study tested the effectiveness of a mutual support multiple-family-group intervention for schizophrenia in terms of improvements in patients' psychosocial functioning, use of mental health services, and rehospitalization compared with a psychoeducation intervention and standard care. METHODS A controlled trial was conducted in a sample of(More)
BACKGROUND Schizophrenia is a disruptive and distressing illness for patients and family members who care for them. As in Western countries more than 20% of people with schizophrenia in Hong Kong are discharged to their homes, but their families are unprepared to care for them. Studies of caregivers' opinions about the information required to supervise(More)
Schizophrenia is a disruptive and distressing illness, not only for the person affected but also for family members. Family intervention, particularly in a group format using a diverse range of modalities, is thought to effectively satisfy the informational needs of families and enhance their coping abilities when caring for a relative with schizophrenia,(More)