The influence of family psychoeducation to self-awareness family in caring for family members who have mental disorders
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Eurasian Journal of Biosciences, 2020 - Volume 14 Issue 1, pp. 1589-1595
  • Published Online: 29 Jun 2020
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Psychiatric or mental disorder is also called the deviation from the ideal state of mental health. The fact, there is still many families who are neglect family members with a mental disorder. This occurs because the family feels embarrassed, stressed, and burdened. Treatment and care are always undoubtedly able to have an impact on family life, for example, the issues of the economy, psychology, and social family. One of the interventions to reduce the psychological burden is the giving of family psychotherapy education. The purpose of this study was to identify the influence of family psychoeducation to self-awareness family in caring for family members who have mental disorders. This study used a quasi-experimental pre- post-test control group design by using purposive sampling that obtained 20 patients treatment groups, and 20 patients control groups. Data were collected by a questionnaire. Data were analyzed by Wilcoxon Signed Rank Tests and Mann-Whitney Tests. Wilcoxon Tests results showed p = 0,000 (p≤0,05), meaning that family psychoeducation affects the increased self-awareness of family in caring for family members who have experienced psychiatric. The Mann-Whitney Test results showed p = 0,000 (p≤0.05), meaning there was a significant difference in granting psychoeducation against the treatment and control group. It can be concluded that a good self-awareness family will affect the improvement of the quality of caring to the client and decrease the number of recurrences of the client.


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