The Effectiveness of Self Management Program ‘Bipolar Beraksi’ in Decreasing the Frequency, Intensity or Duration of Bipolar Moods


Bipolar Disorder is a kind of mood disorder which contains of mania or hypomania episode, depressive episode, or the combination of both. Preliminary study on people with a bipolar disorder shows that they need some improvement on self-illness management because frequency, intensity, and duration of this bipolar disorder seem to come often and disturbs people's everyday activities. A program called 'Bipolar Beraksi' was designed to improve knowledge and skill to manage bipolar and hoped to lower the frequency, intensity, and duration of its occurrence. This research was conducted on 10 people with bipolar who were divided into two groups, experiment and control. This research employed quasi experiment with non equivalent no-treatment control group time series. It was analyzed by using mixed-ANOVA and qualitative analysis. The result shows that the 'Bipolar Beraksi' program is able to lower people with bipolar mood duration and improves their skill as well as management for bipolar disorder.

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Moya A. D. Martiningtyas, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia
Ira Paramastri, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia

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Conference: ACP2016
Stream: Mental Health

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