Journal article

Effects of a mindfulness-based psychoeducation programme for Chinese patients with schizophrenia: 2-year follow-up

Wai Tong Chien, David R Thompson

British Journal of Psychiatry | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2014

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Psychoeducation programmes for people with schizophrenia are shown to reduce relapses but few studies have indicated significant improvements in patients' illness awareness and insight, functioning, symptom severity or rates of readmission to hospital. AIMS: To examine the effects of a mindfulness-based psychoeducation programme for Chinese people with schizophrenia. METHOD: A multisite randomised controlled trial was conducted with 107 out-patients with schizophrenia: 36 and 35 received a 6-month mindfulness-based psychoeducation and a conventional psychoeducation programme, respectively, and 35 received routine care alone. Patient outcome measures were psychiatric symptom sever..

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