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Commentary on: Kim S-H, Park S. Effectiveness of family interventions for patients with schizophrenia: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Ment Health Nurs. Published Online First: 8 August 2023. doi: 10.1111/inm.13198. Epub ahead of print.
Implications for practice and research
Family interventions are beneficial in improving family’s mental health and reducing family burden. Hence, they could be encouraged and considered as a major component in schizophrenia management.
Further research in this area should focus on the technology-enhanced delivery and cost-effectiveness of family interventions in the management of schizophrenia.
Schizophrenia is one of the leading causes of disability and affects over 24 million people globally.1 Family is considered a critical element in the care of patients with schizophrenia. However, caring for patients with schizophrenia can be challenging, and family members often experience caregiver burden, financial issues, social stigma, insomnia and poor quality of life.2 Hence, interventions aimed at …
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
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