Rizkia Purnamasari
H. Fuad Nashori
Fakultas Psikologi dan Ilmu Sosial Budaya UII Yogyakarta
Email: rizkia.psychology@gmail.com/fuadnashori@yahoo.com

Abstract

This study is aimed to reveal the influence of group therapy to reduce stress a primary caregiver of people with schizophrenia. The group therapy in this study uses interactive approach. The subjects in this study are 7 primary caregiver of people with schizophrenia. The measurement tool in this study is stress scale. This research is a quasi experiment (pretest-posttest control group design with follow up). The data analysis used U Mann Whitney Test to determine whether there was an effect of group therapy to reduce stress in primary caregiver with people of schizophrenia and qualitative analysis. The result of study shows there was significant stress difference in the experiment group and control group after group threapy session. In addition, the data analysis used Mann Whitney to define whether there was an effect of group therapy to reduce stress primary caregiver of people with schizophrenia. The result shows that the value of p= 0.032 which means the value of p<0,05. The value of p shows that there isi significant stress difference between the experiment group and control group after the group therapy.

Keywords: group therapy, stress, primary caregiver of people with schizophrenia

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