Electroconvulsive Therapy: A Case Study

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2) Studies related to attitude of patients relatives regarding electroconvulsive therapy.
Li Y, etal (2015).,To study assess the knowledge and attitudes of patients and their relatives as well as patients' subjective experience with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in China.Up to 420 responders including patients receiving ECT (n = 210) and their relatives (n = 210) were assessed with self-reported questionnaires. Patients and their relatives did not receive adequate information before ECT, particularly about the mode of its delivery, risks, and adverse effects. The most common adverse effect of ECT reported by patients was memory impairment. Both patients and their relatives had positive attitudes toward ECT and appeared satisfied with its
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It still faces negative publicity and unfavorable attitudes of patients and relatives. This study was to sample of Iranian patients and their families regarding their experiences with ECT and to compare their knowledge and attitude towards ECT before and after experiences. This study to the 22 patients with major depressive disorder about to undergo ECT and 1 family member of each patient for their knowledge and attitude toward ECT. We found that, before ECT, family members had a more favorable attitude towards ECT than patients, but after ECT, the patients’ and relatives changes more positively compared with their general relatives. Both patients and their families had a poor knowledge of ECT before the ECT trial, but their total knowledge increase afterward, although not in the areas of indications and therapeutic effects. Satisfaction with ECT was independent of treatment outcome. There was high rate of perceived to consent to ECT. attention should be paid towards educating patients and their families about the ECT process, indications,risks, safety, and effects as well as informing them about their freedom of choice and right to…show more content…
At pretreatment, ECT-treated patients were more depressed than the non treated group. Significantly more ECT-treated patients were favorable about ECT, compared to patients never treated with ECT, both at pretreatment and at post-treatment. Favorable attitudes were maintained after 6 months. ECT-treated patients, initially uncertain or negative about ECT, changed to a favorable attitude after completing treatment. 98% of ECT-treated patients said they would agree to ECT if they became depressed

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