Effect of Group Psychoeducation on Treatment Adherence, Quality of Life and Well-Being of Patients Diagnosed with Schizophrenia

Kizilirmak Tatu M., Demir S.

ISSUES IN MENTAL HEALTH NURSING, vol.42, no.3, pp.256-266, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/01612840.2020.1793244
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  • Page Numbers: pp.256-266


Psychoeducation offers a holistic approach that focuses on the philosophy of health, cooperation, coping and empowerment, but it is known that experimental studies used in psychoeducation in schizophrenia are insufficient. The study was conducted with 42 schizophrenia patients using a quasi-experimental research design. Patients were evaluated using a pretest, post-test, follow-up test, "Medication Adherence Rating Scale", "Quality of Life Scale for Schizophrenia" and "Flourishing Scale". There was a significant difference between the experimental group and the control group in terms of pretest and post-test, pretest and follow-up test scores (p < 0.05). The post-test and follow-up test scores of the patients in the experimental group were determined to increase their quality of life and well-being score (p < 0.05). This study is an important contribution to the literature due to its assessment of the relationship between psychoeducation and change in treatment adherence, quality of life and levels of well-being.