Qualitative process evaluation of a problem-solving guided self-help manual for family carers of young people with first-episode psychosis.

BMC Psychiatry (Impact Factor: 2.24). 06/2014; 14(1):168. DOI: 10.1186/1471-244X-14-168
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ABSTRACT Caring for a young person experiencing first-episode psychosis is challenging and can affect carers' well-being adversely. While some face-to-face approaches have achieved promising outcomes, they are costly and resource-intensive to provide, restricting their reach and penetration. Guided self-help in book-form (or bibliotherapy) is an alternative but untested approach in these circumstances. In this study, we aimed to evaluate carers' beliefs about the usefulness of problem-solving guided self-help manual for primary carers of young people with first-episode psychosis.

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