Efficacy and effectiveness of individual family intervention on social and clinical functioning and family burden in severe schizophrenia: a 2-year randomized controlled study.

@article{Girn2010EfficacyAE,
  title={Efficacy and effectiveness of individual family intervention on social and clinical functioning and family burden in severe schizophrenia: a 2-year randomized controlled study.},
  author={Manuel Gir{\'o}n and Antonio Fern{\'a}ndez-Ya{\~n}ez and Sonia Ma{\~n}{\'a}-Alvarenga and Antonia Molina-Habas and Andreu Nolasco and Manuel G{\'o}mez-Beneyto},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={40 1},
  pages={73-84}
}
BACKGROUND Empirical evidence of the efficacy and effectiveness of psychosocial family intervention and of the specificity of its effects on the course of schizophrenia is limited. The aim was to study the efficacy and effectiveness of psychosocial family intervention with regard to clinical and social functioning and family burden after controlling for compliance and several prognostic factors. METHOD A 2-year randomized controlled trial with blind assessments. Fifty patients with DSM-IV… CONTINUE READING

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