Journal of Psychology & Psychotherapy

Journal of Psychology & Psychotherapy
Open Access

ISSN: 2161-0487


Family Psychoeducation: Effect of Enhancing the Knowledge of Controlling Violent Behavior of People with Schizophrenia Pilot Study

Sulastri Basirun, Andi Thahir* and Anisa Mawarni

The proportion of households with a schizophrenic or psychosis disorder the results of basic health research in 2018 increased to 7%, which is very high compared to 2013 at 1.7 percent. The symptoms displayed by the patient become a burden for the family, one of them; violent behavior disturbing family environment. The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of family psychoeducation to the knowledge of patients to control violent behavior. The respondents in this study were patients with mental disorders with the risk of violent behavior problems as many as 20 people. The selection of respondents was done by using purposive sampling. The respondents were divided into two groups, each of 10 the intervention group and 10 control group. This research is a quasi-experiment. Education is given to the family in 5 sessions. Families were given booklets and workbook as a guide to teach patients. The data analysis was performed using Whitney U test and the Wilcoxon test, to compare the average value of pre-test and post-test intervention group and the control group. The analysis shows the average value of knowledge of patients treated by families who have received psychoeducation (intervention group) better than the control group (Mann Whitney U, p=0.001 and p=0.002, Wilcoxon test). Regular meetings can be scheduled with the family in the form of family psychoeducation to improve their knowledge and ability of the patient so that recurrence can be prevented / minimized.

Published Date: 2019-07-09; Received Date: 2019-06-15