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Impact of Personalized In-Home Nursing Care Plans on Dependence in ADLs/IADLs and on Family Burden Among Adults Diagnosed With Schizophrenia: A Randomized Controlled Study
Article first published online: 13 JUL 2012
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Perspectives in Psychiatric Care
Volume 49, Issue 3, pages 171–178, July 2013
How to Cite
Roldán-Merino, J., García, I. C., Ramos-Pichardo, J. D., Foix-Sanjuan, A., Quilez-Jover, J. and Montserrat-Martinez, M. (2013), Impact of Personalized In-Home Nursing Care Plans on Dependence in ADLs/IADLs and on Family Burden Among Adults Diagnosed With Schizophrenia: A Randomized Controlled Study. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 49: 171–178. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-6163.2012.00347.x
- Issue published online: 3 JUL 2013
- Article first published online: 13 JUL 2012
- First Received November 29, 2011; Final Revision received May 17, 2012; Accepted for publication May 18, 2012.
- Activities of daily living;
- nursing home care;
PURPOSE: The study aims to assess the impact of personalized in-home nursing care plans on the degree of dependence among adult patients with schizophrenia, and on family burden.
DESIGN AND METHODS: This is a randomized controlled study with 94 participants: The experimental group received a personalized in-home nursing care plan. The comparison group got a standard care at its mental health center.
FINDINGS: The pretest–posttest multivariate analysis of covariance revealed statistically significant group differences (p= .003). The help received the positive activity and the degree of independence in the experimental group improved mainly due to intervention.
PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: A personalized in-home nursing care plan improves the degree of independence of people diagnosed with schizophrenia living in the community and reduces the burden perceived by the family.