Improving Engagement among Families Experiencing First-Episode Psychosis 

Oladunni Oluwoye, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Medical Education and Clinical Sciences

Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, WSU

oladunni.oluwoye@wsu.edu

BACKGROUND:

Family members have a key role in providing support and facilitating care for individuals experiencing their first episode of psychosis (FEP) and roughly 80% of treatment for FEP is initiated by families. Pathways to care for individuals experiencing FEP are often affected by family members’ interpretation of illness and the engagement of families in the treatment. The absence of family involvement is associated with a longer duration of untreated psychosis, contributing to poor outcomes for those with FEP. Yet about 40%-50% of families receive or attend family psychoeducation each month across a two-year period. Addressing the lack of family engagement has potential to improve the efficacy of CSC programs for FEP.

 

SURVEY FOR FAMILY MEMBERS 

We are looking to recruit 200 family members to complete an online-survey to further understanding barriers to participation and experiences prior to receiving treatment for a loved.

For people that complete the survey, they will receive a $25 e-gift card.

If you are interested in participating, please email Dr. Oluwoye for more information.

CURRENTLY RECRUITING
CURRENTLY RECRUITING

REFINING AND TESTING THE FAMILY MOTIVATIONAL ENGAGEMENT STRATEGY (FAMES)