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Perspect Psychiatr Care. 2019 Jan;55(1):15-22. doi: 10.1111/ppc.12273. Epub 2018 Mar 23.

Effects of an empowerment program for community-dwelling people with mental illness in South Korea.

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1
Institute of Nursing Science, College of Nursing, Ajou University, Suwon, South Korea.
2
Department of Nursing, College of Medicine, Chosun University, Kwangju, South Korea.
3
Division of Nursing, Research Institute of Nursing Science, Hallym University, Chuncheon, South Korea.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

This study aimed to examine the effects of an empowerment program on empowerment, quality of life, and recognition of human rights of people with mental illness residing in a community in South Korea.

DESIGN AND METHODS:

A repeated-measures design (before, immediately after, and 4 weeks after the intervention) with a control group was used. The experimental group received an eight-session empowerment program over 8 weeks.

FINDINGS:

The empowerment program significantly increased empowerment and quality of life, but not recognition of human rights.

PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS:

Nursing interventions should be developed to enhance the recognition of human rights for people with mental illness.

KEYWORDS:

empowerment; human rights; mental illness; quality of life

PMID:
29570804
DOI:
10.1111/ppc.12273
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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