[J Psy Nurs]
J Psy Nurs. 2022; 13(1): 1-8 | DOI: 10.14744/phd.2021.92653

The effect of psychoeducation on the social skills and problem-solving skills of female prisoners

Mehtap Kızılkaya1, Gül Ünsal2, Semra Karaca2
1Department of Mental Health and Disease Nursing, Aydın Adnan Menderes University Faculty of Nursing, Aydın, Turkey
2Department of Psychiatric Nursing, Marmara University Faculty of Health Sciences, İstanbul, Turkey

INTRODUCTION: This research was designed to evaluate the effect of education developed to address the psychosocial needs of women in penal institutions related to social skills and problem-solving skills.
METHODS: The research was conducted between April 2013 and March 2014 with women serving a sentence in 2 Type E, closed prisons in Aydın, Turkey. The data were collected using a personal information form, a brief questionnaire, the Social Skills Inventory (SSI), the Problem-Solving Inventory (PSI) and an evaluation form. Content analysis was used to assess qualitative data, including frequency and percentage distribution, and quantitative data were evaluated using a t-test for dependent groups.
RESULTS: The average age of the participants was 37.79±8.94 years, and 48.1% were illiterate. In all, 25.9% of the women were convicted of theft and 72.2% had another 1-4 years remaining to serve. The mean PSI score before the psychoeducation course was 115.72±15.77, and 110.85±14.01 after the program. The mean SSI score was 243.94±31.15 before the psychoeducation course and 248.92±42.59 afterwards. There was a statistically significant difference between the mean scores of both scales before and after the psychoeducation program.
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: The psychoeducation program prepared to meet the needs of the female prisoners studied had a positive effect on their social skills and problem-solving skills. The addition of psychoeducation programs to the educational programs offered in penal institutions could be very beneficial. Additional studies with control group monitoring are recommended.

Keywords: Female prisoners, problem-solving, psychiatric nursing, psychoeducation, social skills.

Mehtap Kızılkaya, Gül Ünsal, Semra Karaca. The effect of psychoeducation on the social skills and problem-solving skills of female prisoners. J Psy Nurs. 2022; 13(1): 1-8

Sorumlu Yazar: Mehtap Kızılkaya, Türkiye
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