Psychological Rehabilitation of Chronic-Schizophrenic Patients - Recent Findings On Social Skills Training and Family Psychoeducation

Halford, WK and Hayes, R (1991) Psychological Rehabilitation of Chronic-Schizophrenic Patients - Recent Findings On Social Skills Training and Family Psychoeducation. Clinical Psychology Review, 11 1: 23-44. doi:10.1016/0272-7358(91)90136-I


Author Halford, WK
Hayes, R
Title Psychological Rehabilitation of Chronic-Schizophrenic Patients - Recent Findings On Social Skills Training and Family Psychoeducation
Journal name Clinical Psychology Review   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0272-7358
Publication date 1991-01-01
Year available 1991
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1016/0272-7358(91)90136-I
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 11
Issue 1
Start page 23
End page 44
Total pages 22
Place of publication OXFORD
Publisher PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
Language eng
Subject 3203 Clinical Psychology
2738 Psychiatry and Mental health
Abstract Deficits in social and role functioning are central to schizophrenia. Social skills training (SST) and family psycho-education (FP) have been widely used psychological treatments intended to improve the community functioning of schizophrenic patients, and to reduce the burden on relatives living with patients. This paper is a review of recent studies in which the clinical effects of SST and FP have been assessed. SST consistently improves the social skills of schizophrenic patients, but there has been inadequate assessment of the transfer of skills to patients' day to day lives. It is unclear if clinically significant change in patient functioning in the community can be obtained with SST. Relative to no treatment, FP improves interaction between schizophrenic patients and their relatives, and reduces family burden and patient relapse rates. FP is an important component of effective clinical management of schizophrenia. Future research needs to better assess the clinical significance of the effects of SST, the effects of SST and FP on patients' negative symptoms and social role functioning, and the sources of the considerable individual differences in patient responses to both SST and FP.
Keyword Expressed Emotion
Psychiatric-Patients
Controlled Trial
Depot Neuroleptics
Follow-Up
Relapse
Intervention
Relatives
Management
Inpatients
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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