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Table 1 The goals and contents of PEI

From: Qualitative process evaluation of a psycho-educational intervention targeted at people diagnosed with schizophrenia and their primary caregivers in Jordan

Booklet Number Goals Contents
One To understand the nature of schizophrenia and its symptoms. - Diagnosis of schizophrenia according to DSM-IV.
- Truths and myths about schizophrenia.
- Symptoms of schizophrenia.
Two To understand the causes of schizophrenia and the importance of the family in supporting affected individuals. - Causes of schizophrenia
- Stress vulnerability model
- Role of the family.
Three To improve participants understanding of antipsychotic medications and improve medication compliance. - Side effects of medications.
- Mechanism of action of medications.
Four To review relapse triggers & warning signs and improve participants' ability to recognise these. - Early warning signs of relapse.
- Common relapse triggers.
- Relapse management strategies.
- Burden of care.
Five To determine common problem sources in the home.
To initiate techniques to solve problems.
- Problem-solving interventions in schizophrenia.
- Practical advice for problem-solving.
Six To identify stress triggers and improve stress management techniques. - Stress management skills and strategies.