Impaired reading comprehension in schizophrenia: Evidence for underlying phonological processing deficits

Arnott, Wendy, Sali, Lauren and Copland, David (2011) Impaired reading comprehension in schizophrenia: Evidence for underlying phonological processing deficits. Psychiatry Research, 187 1-2: 6-10. doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2010.11.025


Author Arnott, Wendy
Sali, Lauren
Copland, David
Title Impaired reading comprehension in schizophrenia: Evidence for underlying phonological processing deficits
Journal name Psychiatry Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0165-1781
1872-7123
Publication date 2011-05
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.psychres.2010.11.025
Volume 187
Issue 1-2
Start page 6
End page 10
Total pages 5
Place of publication Shannon, Co. Clare, Ireland
Publisher Elsevier Ireland
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract The present study examined reading ability in high functioning people with schizophrenia. To this end, 16 people with schizophrenia who were living in the community and 12 matched controls completed tests of passage reading (comprehension, accuracy, and rate), word recognition, and phonological processing (phonological awareness, phonological memory and rapid naming) and ratings of reading self-concept and practices. Performance of the participants with schizophrenia was impaired relative to control participants on reading comprehension and rapid naming and relative to the population norms on phonological awareness, and rapid naming. In addition, self-rating data revealed that participants with schizophrenia had poorer perceptions of their reading ability and engaged in reading activities less frequently than their control counterparts. Consistent with earlier research, significant correlations were found between phonological awareness and reading comprehension. These findings expand on previous research in the area to suggest that community-based individuals with schizophrenia experience problems with reading comprehension that may have a phonological basis.
Keyword Reading self-concept
Phonological awareness
Visual naming speed
Written language
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: UQ Centre for Clinical Research Publications
Official 2012 Collection
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