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Computer-assisted psychoeducation of psychiatric inpatients

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Computers & Education Volume 25, Number 3, ISSN 0360-1315 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd


This study was designed to assess the impact of computer-assisted psychoeducation as a complement to classroom lectures on the same material with psychiatric inpatients. One hundred and twenty-seven psychiatric inpatients participated in the study and all received psychoeducation administered in traditional classroom lecture format. Half of the subjects received training on computers on exactly the same subject matter as they received in the classroom, while the other half received attention and memory training on computers. Subjects who received computer-assisted psychoeducation had significantly higher rates of passing classroom tests and significantly lower rates of absenteeism in the classroom than the subjects who received cognitive training on the computers. These results suggest that computer-assisted psychoeducation can be an effective addition to psychiatric rehabilitation programs which use psychoeducational interventions.


Burda, P.C., Starkey, T.W., Dominguez, F. & Tremont, M.R. (1995). Computer-assisted psychoeducation of psychiatric inpatients. Computers & Education, 25(3), 133-137. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved April 1, 2023 from .

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