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|Title||Family Integration Experienced By Families of Patients Diagnosed with Schizophrenia in Gaza Strip|
This study aimed at describing family integration as experienced by families having patient with schizophrenia from different aspects including psychological, social and economical factors . It also described sociodemographic data effect such as age , sex, duration of the disease and place of living of patient on these domains. The study also investigates the effect of caregiver job , educational level, address and health on family integration. It also described the effect of family factors such as average income and number of family members on family integration for families having schizophrenic patient The samplings of families were done by simple random procedure among families with schizophrenic patient in Gazastrip who are registered mainly in mental health clinics and in psychiatric hospital. Sample size is 140 families and the questionnaires were distributed to the research sample and 122 questionnaires were received .This study revealed that family integration experienced by families having schizophrenics is highly affected from the perspective of different domains and most significantly the psychological domain . Results revealed significant psychological effect . Average mean = 3.78, weight mean =75.52% .The second highest score was the economical effect on family integration.( Average mean=3.47,weight main=69.47%,. The third highest score was the social effect on family integration ( average mean = 3.47,weight mean ==69.44,.The level of family integration in families with schizophrenic patients is highly affected psychologically , economically and socially .( average mean=3.57 ,weight mean=71.48). The results show that no differences at significant level &=0.05 regarding family integration due to duration of disease ,sex and age of the patient, family education ,family income ,number of family members and caregiver health and address. The most important recommendations are to establish comprehensive integral centers to help patient and his family psychologically , socially and economically and to establish alternative home for those patients and homeless also to activate the role of health provider and the family to help in overcoming the troubles associated with the existence of patients with schizophrenia in the family.
|Publisher||الجامعة الإسلامية - غزة|
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