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The Effect of Social Work Interventions on Family Function Improvement in Schizophrenic Patients

Author Affiliations

  • 1Master of Science in Social Work, Razi Psychiatric Hospital, Tehran, IRAN
  • 2Department of Psychology, Kish International Branch, Islamic Azad University, Kish, IRAN
  • 3Department of Nursing Karolinska InstituteUniversity of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences Tehran, IRAN
  • 4Department of Social Work University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, IRAN
  • 5Dept. of Psychiatry, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, IRAN

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 4, Issue (2), Pages 1.6-, February,10 (2015)


This research is aimed to study effects of social work interventions on improvement of Schizophrenic patient's family functioning. The study was an appliedand semi-experimental research. The statistical universe included Schizophrenic patients’ families. Such patients were hospitalized in Razi Psychiatric hospital in 2009. The sampling method was purposive and a total of 70 subjects were selected randomly who were placed into two experimental and control groupsResults indicated that both experimental and control groups have statistically significant difference which showed impact of social work interventions on increased Duration of relapse of schizophrenic patients to hospitals (p0.01). Training the family about the disease and transfer of necessary skills to cope and deal with the disease will result in increased potential abilities of family.


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