The Salford Family Intervention Project: Relapse rates of schizophrenia at five and eight years

N. Tarrier, C. Barrowclough, K. Porceddu, E. Fitzpatrick

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    Abstract

    Background. This study assessed the long-term effects of family intervention on schizophrenic relapse. Method. Forty schizophrenic patients who had participated in a family intervention trial and who had not experienced relapse at two years after discharge from the index admission were traced through case notes and hospital records. The percentage of patients experiencing a relapse was estimated for patients in the family intervention group, the high-EE control group, and the low-EE control group, at five years and eight years after discharge. Results. There were significantly fewer relapses in the family intervention group than in the high-EE control group at both five years and eight years. The number of relapses in the low-EE control group was lower than in the high-EE control group, but this just failed to reach significance. Conclusions. The benefit of family intervention and the predictive power of EE are sustained over eight years.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)829-832
    Number of pages3
    JournalBritish Journal of Psychiatry
    Volume165
    Publication statusPublished - 1994

    Keywords

    • Adult
    • Comparative Study
    • Family Therapy
    • Female
    • Hospitalization
    • Humans
    • Male
    • Middle Aged
    • Patient Admission
    • Recurrence
    • rehabilitation: Schizophrenia
    • Schizophrenic Psychology

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