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

Study Interventions

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

Study Arms

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.

Study Status

Unknown status

Start Date: November 2005

Completed Date: November 2008

Phase: N/A

Type: Interventional


Primary Outcome: Score on the "Experience of Caregiving Inventory" following 8 weeks of participation in the group.

Secondary Outcome:

Study sponsors, principal investigator, and references

Principal Investigator: Igor Oyffe, MD

Lead Sponsor: Lev-Hasharon Mental Healtlh Center


More information:

Melamed, S. Permission: A conceptual tool for treating mentally ill patients and their families. Journal of Family Psychotherapy. 12 (2). Pp. 29-42, 2001.

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