ERIC Number: ED042311
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Psychiatric Rehabilitation in a Community Center.
Goveia, Leonard H.; Tutko, Thomas A.
A research project was designed to compare the therapeutic effectiveness of treatment in a state hospital with treatment in a supportive, residential halfway-house facility involving patients in the acute initial stages of a psychiatric episode. Psychological tests were administered to randomly assigned patients at admission to the two facilities, at discharge, and one year from admission. Demographic information was also tabulated. Results indicated that patients could be treated effectively and more quickly in the residential community setting, and that rehospitalization tended to be higher for the state hospital group. Pathology reduction was similar, but the community home group showed a more active, productive means of dealing with personal problems and greater vocational success and income after discharge. Results are seen to support the Life Management approach toward treatment, which emphasizes teaching the functional and practical aspects of everyday living leading to economic independence and emotional stability. Extensive statistical tables of comparisons of the two groups of patients are included. (KW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rehabilitation Mental Health Services, Inc., Santa Clara, CA.