As specified in the VA Uniform Services Handbook, Family Psycho-Education (FPE) treatment must be available to all Veterans with schizophrenia who could benefit, and their family members. This includes those receiving care at Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs), and at Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Centers (PRRCs), whether provided on site, by referral, or by telemental health. However, less than 5% of VA medical centers offer FPE. Clearly, a major challenge is to devise ways to deliver mental health treatments and services to Veterans who need them in ways that meet their needs and preferences. The proposed project will compare the use of a website to deliver FPE to that of in-person delivered FPE. The findings could have profound implications for the VA's ability to improve the reach, use, appeal, and effectiveness of FPE for Veterans with schizophrenia, by using an e-health model that facilitates family involvement.
Name: Web-based multi-family psychoeducational treatment
Name: In-persons Multi-Family Group Psycho-Education treatment
Name: Treatment as usual (TAU)
Description: At baseline, each participant developed a goal that she or he would work on to achieve as part of involvement in the study. Indicators of the 5 levels (0-4) of achievement, on the Goal Attainment Scale, were developed for each individual participant's goal, with each individual participant. The minimum was 0 (zero), the maximum was 4, and higher scores were better.Measure: Goal Attainment Scale Time: Outcome is assessed at 3, 6, and 12 months
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The investigators' previous work has developed a model and guidelines to design e-health applications for persons with schizophrenia and others with cognitive impairments (e.g., Rotondi, VA Rehabilitation Research and Development D61804R), and developed a highly scalable intervention termed Schizophrenia On-line Access to Resources (SOAR) (Rotondi, R01 MH63484). --- D61804R ---