COPING WITH SYMPTOMS RELATED TO SCHIZOPHRENIA

Autor(en): WIEDL, KH
SCHOTTNER, B
Stichwörter: BEHAVIOR; EXPERIENCE; Psychiatry; VULNERABILITY
Erscheinungsdatum: 1991
Herausgeber: OXFORD UNIV PRESS
Journal: SCHIZOPHRENIA BULLETIN
Volumen: 17
Ausgabe: 3
Startseite: 525
Seitenende: 538
Zusammenfassung: 
This article describes a method developed to assess coping with schizophrenia by inpatients and outpatients. The approach is based on a transactional theory of coping. Symptoms related to the disease, subjective appraisals given by the 40 patients, and coping behavior are assessed using a list of disease-related strains, rating scales, and a semistructured interview. Results of this study indicate that the patients' appraisals of the effects of their efforts to cope may not be realistic, leading to a low degree of satisfaction. Coping, described as ``problem-centered'' versus ``nonproblem-centered'' and as behavioral, cognitive, or emotional, seemed to be related to the patients' clinical status. Nonproblem-centered strategies predominated in the highly strained groups, along with a tendency to more emotional and less cognitive coping.
ISSN: 05867614
DOI: 10.1093/schbul/17.3.525

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