Illness management training: Transforming relapse and instilling prosperity in an acute psychiatric ward

Sunny Ho Wan Chan (Corresponding Author)

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Transforming relapse and instilling prosperity (TRIP) is a ward-based intervention program that aims to decrease treatment noncompliance and relapse rate by improving insight and health during the visits to the acute psychiatric care of clients with schizophrenia. Participation to TRIP using the strategies learned from illness management, including knowledge enhancement, behavioral tailoring, relapse prevention development, cognitive behavioral technique, and related coping skills (Mueser et al., 2002) helps the clients adhere to treatment recommendations and minimize relapses. Moreover, TRIP is aimed at redesigning or reestablishing the clients' goal-driven healthy lifestyle. By learning how to manage the illness, the participants can be further reinforced to take part in their respective occupations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Handbook of Occupational Therapy Interventions
PublisherSpringer New York LLC
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9780387754239
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Acute psychiatry
  • Healthy lifestyle
  • Illness management
  • Psycho-education
  • Schizophrenia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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