2002 issue 4

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Volume 11, issue 4

Schizophrenia

Health-related problem solving – knowledge acquisition in behavioral training and psychoeducation groups of schizophrenia patients

KATARZYNA SPIRIDONOW1, BEATA KASPEREK1, Małgorzata Chądzyńska1, Joanna Meder1
1. Zakład Rehabilitacji Psychiatrycznej Instytutu Psychiatrii i Neurologii w Warszawie
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 2002, 11,371-381
Keywords: schizophrenia, training, psychoeducation

Abstract

Acquisition of health-related problem solving skills was compared in two groups of patients, participating either in (l) a symptom self-management training, or in (2) psychoeducation (a discussion group). In the sample under study the symptom self-management training turned out to be more effective than psychoeducation. Moreover, the level of knowledge acquisition was only slightly related to psychopathological symptoms severity in both groups, both at baseline and on the training completion.

Address for correspondence:
Adres: Mgr Katarzyna Spiridonow,
Zakład Rehabilitacji Psychiatrycznej Instytutu Psychiatrii i Neurologii,
ul. Sobieskiego 9, 02-957 Warszawa