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

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Abstract

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.

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