The effect of family interventions on relapse and rehospitalization in schizophrenia--a meta-analysis.

@article{PitschelWalz2001TheEO,
  title={The effect of family interventions on relapse and rehospitalization in schizophrenia--a meta-analysis.},
  author={Gabriele Pitschel-Walz and Stefan Leucht and Josef G. B{\"a}uml and Werner Kissling and R. R. Engel},
  journal={Schizophrenia bulletin},
  year={2001},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={
          73-92
        }
}
Twenty-five intervention studies were meta-analytically examined regarding the effect of including relatives in schizophrenia treatment. The studies investigated family intervention programs to educate relatives and help them cope better with the patient's illness. The patient's relapse rate, measured by either a significant worsening of symptoms or rehospitalization in the first years after hospitalization, served as the main study criterion. The main result of the meta-analysis was that the… Expand

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