Main Article Content
psychoeducation, online, bipolar, caregiving, mental illness
Purpose: Identify some recent research on the use of online-based psychoeducation intervention for people with bipolar disorders and online education for their family. The process of searching uses keywords: mHealth, eHealth, a smartphone application, web-based, relatives, caregiver, psychoeducation, and bipolar disorders
Methodology: 60 articles discuss bipolar disorder, only 10 articles are suitable for the inclusion criteria. The various program was created to deal with bipolar disorder problems for both patients and their families. Online psychoeducation is effective for people with bipolar disorder to overcome barriers in the management of direct intervention. Reporting complaints, symptoms and often uncontrolled feelings can be done immediately by using the program.
Main Findings: Online psychoeducation is effective for people with bipolar disorder to overcome barriers in the management of direct intervention. Online psychoeducation can also save costs and facilitate access and services to obtain information that is needed by patients and their families. Reporting complaints, symptoms and often uncontrolled feelings can be done immediately by using the program. For the families, online intervention is very effective because of the availability of information are felt to be very effective of information on how to handle people bipolar disorder as well as details about self-control management for themselves.
Applications: Online psychoeducation should continue to develop not only for the patient but also for primary family caregivers. This article collects, analyze and confirm the requirement of online psychoeducation.
Novelty: Author did this study by reviewing published literature. This kind of analysis is first time done by the author for the suitability of online psychoeducation for bipolar disorder patients and their family.
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