Effect of helplessness and recovery have on an Empowerment intervention developed for people with schizophreniaName : Dr. Abd alhadi Hasan
Affliation : Assistant Professor
University : Fakeeh College for Medical Sciences
Country : Saudi Arabia
The aim of the study was to assess what effect helplessness and recovery have on an Empowerment intervention developed for people with schizophrenia.
A randomized controlled trial was carried out between November 2015 and May 2016 with 112 participants who had been diagnosed with schizophrenia. Patients, who were 18 years and above diagnosed with DSM-V schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder from outpatient mental health clinics in Jordan, were randomly assigned to take part in an intervention that consisted of receiving six weeks’ of information booklets, with face to face discussions, and received their usual medication or allocated to treatment as usual. The participants were assessed at baseline, immediately after the intervention and at three months follow-up. The primary outcome was change in helplessness score. Secondary outcomes were psychiatric symptoms, recovery rate, empowerment and quality of life.
This study showed that people with schizophrenia in the intervention group showed more improvement in the helplessness score immediately post-intervention (F = 74.53, p<0.001) and at three months follow-up (F = 75.56, p<0.001), they reported significant improvements in all secondary outcomes.
This study indicated that the empowering intervention was effective intervention when it is integrated with treatment as usual.