Families of Mentally Ill | Family Involvement in The Treatment Of a Mentally Ill Relative
Families of Mentally Ill research study
What is the primary objective of this study?
- Research demonstrates that the families of the seriously mentally ill are burdened by this caregiving role and by their responsibilities - Research also demonstrates that family interventions are effective and that they have a potential to reduce family burden, as well as to improve the condition of the mentally ill patients. - We assume that the sibling group intervention would be effective in reducing the family burden of the siblings, and that this reduction would be reflected in their replies to the \"Experience of Caregiving Inventory\".
Who is eligible to participate?
Inclusion Criteria: - siblings of persons with mental illness Exclusion Criteria: - persons junior then 18 years old
Which medical condition, disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury is researched?
Families of Mentally Ill
Interventions can include giving participants drugs, medical devices, procedures, vaccines, and other products that are either investigational or already available or noninvasive approaches such as surveys, education, and interviews.
Behavioral:filling the "Experience of Caregiving Inventory"8 weeks of group therapy for family members
Research studies and clinical trials typically have two or more research arms. An arm is a group of people who receive the same treatment in the study.
Start Date: November 2005
Completed Date: November 2008
Primary Outcome: Score on the "Experience of Caregiving Inventory" following 8 weeks of participation in the group.
Study sponsors, principal investigator, and references
Principal Investigator: Igor Oyffe, MD
Lead Sponsor: Lev-Hasharon Mental Healtlh Center
Melamed, S. Permission: A conceptual tool for treating mentally ill patients and their families. Journal of Family Psychotherapy. 12 (2). Pp. 29-42, 2001.