Impact of the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) on the Psychiatric Patient with Symptoms of Psychosis
The purpose of the present research was to determine the effectiveness of the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) on the psychiatric patients as group therapy intervention. A total of 8 adult patients including 4 females and 4 males (aged 26-55) were selected through purposive sampling from the outpatient’s department of a psychiatric rehabilitation facility in Karachi. Patients participated in group therapy intervention for (12 sessions/ bi-weekly) for a period of six weeks. The intervention therapy was based on quasi experimental design with pre and post assessment. The Symptom Checklist 90-R was administered to assess pre and post assessment of symptoms frequency and intensity of the patients. Paired t-test for the pretest-posttest analysis was carried out to statistically analyze the impact of the intervention on the patients. Results indicated that there was a statistically significant reduction (M=0.65, SD= .29) (t= 6.26, p<.05) in the overall global symptoms severity of the participants. The study has implications as a structured group therapy program on a small group of patients with severe mental illnesses. Wellness Recovery Action Plan is applicable for the management in psychiatric rehabilitation as evidence based practice for future research.
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