1993 issue 4

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Volume 2, issue 4

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Evaluation of conversation and interpersonal problem solving skills training efficacy in schizophrenic patients

Joanna Meder1, JERZY ELBANOWSKI1, MILENA MORAWIEC1, ZOFIA ORZECHOWSKA1, ZOFIA PAKUŁA1, Maryla Sawicka1, OLSZYNA WACHOWIAK1
1. Zakładu Rehabilitacji Psychiatrycznej IPiN w Warszawie
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 1993, 2, 423-430
Keywords: schizophrenia, social skills training, social functioning, social competence

Abstract

Marked deficiencies of social functioning observed in the majority of schizophrenic patients contribute, in addition to the illness itself, to this patient's isolation. The deficiencies in question most often pertain to simple daily living activities. These assumptions played an important role in the development of a social skills training program aimed at providing the patient with appropriate coping skills necessary in difficult daily living situations. Trainings of this type have been conducted at our day center for jour years now. Preliminary results of the training efficacy evaluation using questionnaire method are presented in the paper. In a group of 40 schizophrenic patients a definite increment in the social skills level was noted. However, no direct relationship between the training and the patient's mental status improvement was found.

Address for correspondence:
Dr Joanna Meder, Zakład Rehabilitacji Psychiatrycznej IPiN,
Al. Sobieskiego 1/9, 03-957 Warszawa.