Family Empowerment Strategies for Relapse Prevention in Individuals With Schizophrenia A Scoping Review

Dwi Indah Iswanti, Nursalam Nursalam, Rizki Fitryasari, Fery Agusman Motuho Mendrofa, Kandar Kandar

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Abstract

The current scoping review aimed to provide an overview of family empowerment strategies used in relapse prevention among individuals with schizophrenia. Three major topics were explored: (a) the family empowerment model used in relapse prevention among individuals with schizophrenia; (b) family intervention strategies; and (c) special considerations for integrating family empowerment in relapse prevention among individuals with schizophrenia. There is a need to identify and use family resources and strengths, such as acceptance of schizophrenia, development of spirituality, involvement in daily activities, and understanding of behaviors that exacerbate symptoms, to reduce relapse risk. The family empowerment paradigm incorporates new information and coping skills, family support, meaning-making, life objectives, self-reflection, and good family experiences. Families as agents of care at home should be provided with stress management and family psychoeducation to improve family resilience. Further research is needed to understand family empowerment and develop comprehensive guidelines regarding relapse prevention management among individuals with schizophrenia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-27
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services
Volume62
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2024

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