Year: 1992 Source: Nordisk Psykiatrisk Tidsskrift, v.46, no.1, (1992), p.3-12 SIEC No: 19920320

This study examined whether a multifamily educational program may increase the relatives’ knowledge about schizophrenia, change behaviours & influence relatives’ perceived burden of the illness. Before the program, 81% of relatives worried about the possibility of suicide; 72% were still very concerned after the program. Even though levels of knowledge increased & behavioural changes were observed, the program did not help relatives cope with the consequences of the schizophrenia. (29 refs.)