Group Family Psycho-Education on Of Caregivers of Patients with Bipolar Disorder

Elham BaniSadr, Nader Hajloo, Naser Sobhie Gharamalki


The current paper has been conducted in order to study the efficacy of group family psych education on bipolar patients’ caregivers’ mental health. The study's design is a semi experimental pre-posttest with control group and the statistic population consists of all caregivers of hospitalized patients’ of Ghods hospital in Sanandaj (Iran) and in the year of 2014 with recognition of bipolar disorder. Using convince sampling 40 of patients who has been recognized as bipolar patients based on their case records and Skid's semi-structured clinical interview and who were willing to cooperate were chosen and randomly replaced in control and experimental groups (each group 20). Then Goldberg's mental health questionnaire was filled by caregivers. The experimental group went through an 8 session training of family psych education. After the therapeutic course the mentioned test has been conducted for both groups. The results has been analyzed using SPSS 21 version. The statistical method includes descriptive statistics (including mean, standard deviation, scores minimum and maximum) and inferential statistics (ANOVA). The results of ANOVA showed that there is a significant difference between control and experimental groups mental health pre and post test scores (P<0/05). Results showed that family's psych education can be used as an effective therapy for increasing mental health and its components.

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