Tertiary prevention in mental health care: effects of group meetings for family caregivers.

@article{Winefield1995TertiaryPI,
  title={Tertiary prevention in mental health care: effects of group meetings for family caregivers.},
  author={Helen R. Winefield and Eileen J Harvey},
  journal={The Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry},
  year={1995},
  volume={29 1},
  pages={139-45}
}
Several series of discussion groups were conducted for people caring for relatives who suffer from chronic schizophrenia. Groups aimed to provide information from both experts and fellow caregivers about the illness and about coping techniques, and to foster emotional support within the peer group. Owing to the small number of subjects, statistical power was inadequate to test effects quantitatively; however, the responses of the family caregivers to structured follow-up questions indicated… CONTINUE READING

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