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Rehabilitation should help the mentally ill persons to strength their potentials and reduce the deficits in order to live successfully in community. First Croatian Outpatient Rehabilitation Center is organized in Psychiatric Hospital Vrapce. Its goal is to improve the quality of life in patients with psychotic disorders through a holistic rehabilitation program. The Rehabilitation Centre offers program provided by Multi-disciplinary team. Team evaluates each patient on individual bases and develops a realistic treatment/rehabilitation plan. The key of treatment is combination of case management and group treatment. Rehabilitation program includes a supportive individual therapy, provided by the coordinator and different group therapy (psychoeducation, anti-stigma program, family education, healthy life styles, social skill training, stress cooping and vocational training) and creative groups.
40 patients were evaluated in program in our Center according to frequency of visits and rehospitalisation. Also we followed up the family involvement, the number and types of groups which patients attend and contacts with case manager. The obtained data will be compared with BPRS score and the Satisfactory scale results.
It was evident that patients, who regularly contact their case managers, attend to more than one group and have family support, have the treatment better results on Satisfactory scale and BPRS score.
Community Rehabilitation Center offers highly individualized program which combines case management and group therapy in order to help patients with psychotic disorders to recover and live with higher quality standards in community and its long lasting benefits are expected in future.
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