Effects of Strength Based Supportive Therapy on Family Functioning and Coping among Persons with Alcohol Dependence Syndrome

  • Shrikant Pawar Lecturer in Psychiatric Social Work, Maharashtra Institute of Mental Health, Pune, India
  • Niteen Abhivant Associate Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry, B. J. Govt. Medical College, Pune, India
  • Praful Kapse Mental Health Specialist, Sir Ratan Tata Trust & Navajbai Ratan Tata Trust, Mumbai, India
  • Manisha Kiran Associate Professor & Head, Dept. of Psychiatric Social Work, RINPAS, Kanke, Ranchi
  • Amol Ranjan Singh Professor & Ex HOD, Dept. of Clinical Psychology, RINPAS, Kanke, Ranchi, India

Abstract

Background: Alcohol dependence is a complex behaviour with far-reaching harmful effects on the family, work, society, as well as on the physical and mental health of the individual. Epidemiological studies conducted in India showed that 20-30% of our population is using alcohol at a harmful level. Mental health professionals provide support and understanding of the illness for the affected individual and family members. They work together on planning treatment; provide mutual support and understanding of the disorder. Aim: To study the effects of strength based supportive therapy on family functioning and coping of persons with alcohol dependence syndrome. Methodology: This was a hospital based intervention study. It had adopted the quasi-experimental before and after with control group research design. Participants were randomly allocated to the experimental and control groups. 10 persons with alcohol dependence syndrome were selected for the study  five each person with alcohol dependence syndrome and their family members were assigned in the control group (treatment as usual group; TAU) and five persons with alcohol dependence syndrome and their family members were assigned in the experimental group (treatment as usual positive family intervention group). Family functioning was assessed through McMaster family assessment device Patients were assessed through brief cope. Result: The study results indicated a significant improvement in various domains of family functioning in experimental group participants compared to the treatment as usual group. It has also noted improvement in coping among patients. Conclusion: strength based supportive intervention useful for the caregivers as well as it also helps in improving coping among person with alcohol dependence syndrome.

Published
Jul 7, 2018
How to Cite
PAWAR, Shrikant et al. Effects of Strength Based Supportive Therapy on Family Functioning and Coping among Persons with Alcohol Dependence Syndrome. Indian Journal of Psychiatric Social Work, [S.l.], p. 75-81, july 2018. ISSN 0302-1610. Available at: <http://pswjournal.org/index.php/ijpsw/article/view/104>. Date accessed: 18 nov. 2018.
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Original Research Papers