The Effectiveness of Relapse Prevention Intervention on the Ability of Patients and Their Families to Prevent Psychotic symptoms of Relapse among Patients with Schizophrenia: Systematic Literature Review

Authors

  • Mohammad A. Abu Sabra
  • Ayman M. Hamdan-Mansour

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i3.3018

Keywords:

Early warning sign, family intervention, psychosocial intervention, psychotic relapse, relapse prevention intervention, and schizophrenia.

Abstract

Background: Most patients with schizophrenia have family support. The role of a family as a care
partner has the capability of expanding the patient’s recovery and solving the family’s need for awareness,
encouragement, and improves skills. Objective: Assessing the effectiveness of relapse prevention
intervention on the ability of patients and their families that are reported to prevent psychotic symptoms
of relapse among patients with schizophrenia. Method: A systematic review was conducted following
Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis (PRISMA) guidelines for the studies
published between 2010 and 2020. Results: Twelve retrieved studies were shown the relapse prevention
intervention increases the ability of patients and their families to minimize and prevent psychotic symptoms.
The relapse prevention interventions in this review including; optimal case management, multifamily group
psycho-education, integrated psychological intervention, psychosocial treatment, Information Technology
Aided Schizophrenia Relapse Prevention, family-focused therapy, and Family psycho-education programs.
Conclusion: Various relapse prevention interventions have been reported to reduce the risk of relapse rate,
prevent psychotic symptoms, and sustain remission by incorporating and emphasize the importance of
effective cooperation families with patients with psychotic relapse.

Author Biographies

Mohammad A. Abu Sabra

PhD Candidate, School of Nursing, Al-Zaytoonah University of Jordan (ZUJ), Amman, Jordan

Ayman M. Hamdan-Mansour

Professor,School of Nursing, the University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan

Published

2021-06-03

How to Cite

A. Abu Sabra, M. ., & Hamdan-Mansour, A. M. . (2021). The Effectiveness of Relapse Prevention Intervention on the Ability of Patients and Their Families to Prevent Psychotic symptoms of Relapse among Patients with Schizophrenia: Systematic Literature Review. Medico Legal Update, 21(3), 392-402. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i3.3018