TRIP: a psycho-educational programme in Hong Kong for people with schizophrenia
Article first published online: 19 MAR 2007
Copyright © 2007 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Occupational Therapy International
Volume 14, Issue 2, pages 86–98, June 2007
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Chan, S. H.-W., Lee, S. W.-K. and Chan, I. W.-M. (2007), TRIP: a psycho-educational programme in Hong Kong for people with schizophrenia. Occup. Ther. Int., 14: 86–98. doi: 10.1002/oti.226
- Issue published online: 30 MAY 2007
- Article first published online: 19 MAR 2007
- illness management;
- acute psychiatry;
‘TRIP’ (Transforming Relapse and Instilling Prosperity) is a ward-based illness management programme that aims to decrease treatment non-compliance and relapse rate by improving the insight and health of acute psychiatric patients with schizophrenia. Eighty-one stable male acute psychiatric patients with schizophrenia were randomized to receive the TRIP programme (n = 44) or the comparison group of traditional ward occupational therapy (WOT) programme (n = 37). Participants' insights and health were assessed by the Unawareness of Mental Disorder Scale and the Hong Kong version of the Short Form-36 (SF-36) health survey, respectively. Each group was then followed up for a 12-month period. One-way analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) showed that participants in the TRIP programme had significantly better insight and health than a comparison group during post-study measurement. Participants in the TRIP programme had significantly fewer re-admissions in the 12-month follow-up period than those who attended the WOT programme. In summary the TRIP programme, as led by an occupational therapist, was effective in improving insight, awareness of health and in having a lower re-admission rate than a traditional occupational therapy programme. Copyright © 2007 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.