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ERIC Number: EJ807765
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-1049-7315
Effects of Culturally Relevant Psychoeducation for Korean American Families of Persons with Chronic Mental Illness
Shin, Sun-Kyung
Research on Social Work Practice, v14 n4 p231-239 2004
This study is to identify culturally relevant treatment methods and to assess the effects of family psychoeducational intervention for Korean Americans who had a family member with mental illness. 48 Korean Americans with children with mental illness were randomly assigned to either an experimental group program that provided culturally sensitive psychoeducation or a control group that offered individual supportive therapy. The two groups were compared on pre- and posttreatment measures of understanding of mental illness, of family empowerment, and of coping skills. Compared with the control group, the psychoeducational group members significantly decreased stigma, improved empowerment during family crises, and increased coping skills. The findings suggest that a culturally relevant psychoeducational intervention is a useful short-term treatment modality for Korean Americans with children with mental illness and can be used by social work practitioners who work with Korean Americans in the field of mental health. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York