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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 2003;27(5):675-681.
Effects of Group Education Program for the Families of Stroke Patients in Psycho-social Aspect.
Sohn, Jee hyun , Kim, Eun Kyung , Lee, Eun Jung , Jung, Kwang Ik , Lee, Byung Chul , Choi, Nak Kyung
1Department of Social Work, Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital, Korea. sohnjee@dreamwiz.com
2Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hallym University College of Medicine, Korea.
3Department of Neurology, Hallym University College of Medicine, Korea.
4Department of Neuropsychiatry, Hallym University College of Medicine, Korea.
정신-사회적 관점에서의 뇌졸중 환자 가족교육 프로그램의 효과
손지현, 김은경, 이은정, 정광익1, 이병철2, 최낙경3
Department of Social Work, Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital,
This paper was designed to develope a group program for the families of stroke patients and examined the effects of the program on mental health, stress coping, and social support of the family caregivers.

The subjects of this study were 28 family members of stroke patients who had participated in group education program. The program was composed of eight sessions. The aim of this study was to increase understanding of the nature of stroke and treatment procedures, and to enhance family caregivers' ability to take care of patients, and to reduce family caregivers' burden. The program team members included social workers, medical doctors, and nutritionists. The data was analyzed using Wilcoxon Signed Rank Test.

There were significant differences in all three areas between pre and post groups (p<0.001). It means the program will help the participants improve mental health state, enhance stress coping skills and improve the perception of social support.

A formalized group education program is an important resource in helping family members understand the stroke and their ability to cope with the rehabilitation process. Since family members provide a critical role in the long-term rehabilitation, family group education should be an essential part in the rehabilitation program.

Key Words: Group education program, Stroke, Family


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