We are very happy to inform you about the publication of our Original Research ” Effectiveness of a new low‑cost psychosocial rehabilitative model to reduce burden of disease among persons with severe mental illness: An interventional follow‑up study ” in the latest issue of the prestigious Indian Journal of Psychiatry (which is the No. I Psychiatry Journal from South Asia).
A new low-cost psychosocial rehabilitative model was employed for 6 months for persons residing at a rehabilitation center. The World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHOQOL-BREF) instrument, WHO Disability Assessment Schedule (WHODAS) 2.0, and WHO (Five) Well-Being Index were scored before and after the intervention.
The low-cost psychosocial rehabilitative model was found to be effective. This could serve as a model not only for other similar centers in India but also for other low- and middle-income countries.
Let me especially thank my co-author Dr Sanu Sudhakar and all colleagues in our dept.
With Vishu Greetings and thanking you,
Prof Roy Abraham Kallivayalil
Professor & Head, Dept of Psychiatry