The Effectiveness of Psychosocial Rehabilitation in Reducing Negative Symptoms and Improving Social Skills of Chronic Schizophrenia PatientsJournal: Shenakht Journal of Psychology and Psychiatry (Vol.4, No. 3)
Publication Date: 2017-10-10
Authors : Maryam Akbari Soheila Saeidi;
Page : 21-35
Keywords : Rehabilitation; Psychosocial; Negative Symptoms; Social Skills; Schizophrenia;
Introduction: This study examined the effectiveness of psychosocial rehabilitation in reducing negative symptoms and improving social skills in chronic schizophrenia patients. Method: The study quasi-experimental and was with plan Pre-test and post-test. That with use from sampling available between statistical society that including all people suffering to chronic schizophrenic that were at Rehabilitation Circadian centers. 30 patients were chosen at 2 groups testing and control. Interventions conducted in 12 sessions (psycho-social rehabilitation) were evaluated to help Pre-test and post-test. For data collection be used from Andreasen negative symptoms questionnaire and also Dehbozorgi social skills and research hypotheses calculated with multi-way ANOVA. Results: The results showed that psychosocial rehabilitation in reducing negative symptoms in patients with chronic schizophrenia were significantly effective. Psychosocial Rehabilitation of patients with chronic schizophrenia were significantly effective in improving social skills. Conclusion: According to the results, the use of non-pharmacological methods such as psychosocial rehabilitation in reducing negative symptoms and improving social skills is recommended in schizophrenic patients.
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