Educating for Wellness: A Wellness Education Group Intervention for Adults with Chronic Severe Mental Illness Living in the Community
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing, Volume 32, Number 7, July 2011 , pp. 408-415(8)
Publisher: Informa Healthcare
Abstract:Chronic severe mental illness (CSMI) is a common disorder in the United States associated with numerous adverse health effects. Health promotion educational interventions can be beneficial. The purpose of this project was to implement and evaluate a community-based educational program for adults with CSMI. Analyses of quantitative and qualitative data showed overall satisfaction with the program and achievement of some specific consumer health modifications. Three primary areas of interest and benefit included socialization and support, education and information, and motivation to change. The Wellness Education Group Intervention (WEGI) can serve as a model for wellness education with adults in similar communities.
Document Type: Research article
Affiliations: 1: New York University, School of Medicine, New York, New York USA 2: University of Pittsburgh, School of Education, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA 3: University of Pittsburgh, School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Publication date: 2011-07-01