Romantic relationship group intervention for men with early psychosis: A feasibility, acceptability and potential impact pilot study.

TitleRomantic relationship group intervention for men with early psychosis: A feasibility, acceptability and potential impact pilot study.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsHache-Labelle C, Abdel-Baki A, Lepage M, Laurin A-S, Guillou A, Francoeur A, Bergeron S, Lecomte T
JournalEarly Interv Psychiatry
Date Published2020 Jun 23
ISSN1751-7893
Abstract

AIM: To assess the feasibility, acceptability and potential impact of a cognitive behavioural group intervention occurring over 12 sessions and focusing on romantic relationships for single men with early psychosis.METHODS: Recruitment, drop-out and participation rates were collected. An A-B-A within-subject design (n = 7), where each participant acted as his own control, was used to determine potential impact (on social functioning, romantic relationship functioning, self-esteem, theory of mind [ToM] and self-stigma) across time (six time points).RESULTS: Feasibility and acceptability were established. As for the potential impact of the intervention, participants did not all evolve the same way. Improvements were found on social functioning ("behaviours" subscale), romantic relationship functioning and ToM ("mentalizing" subscale).CONCLUSIONS: More studies are warranted to expand on these results and to further help men with early psychosis in their social and romantic development.

DOI10.1111/eip.13012
Alternate JournalEarly Interv Psychiatry
PubMed ID32578401
Grant List1000$ / / Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire sur les problèmes conjugaux et les agressions sexuelles /
2000$ / / Centre de recherche de l'Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Montréal /