Social Skills Training with Chronic-Schizophrenic Patients - Effects On Negative Symptoms and Community Functioning

Hayes, RL, Halford, WK and Varghese, FT (1995) Social Skills Training with Chronic-Schizophrenic Patients - Effects On Negative Symptoms and Community Functioning. Behavior Therapy, 26 3: 433-449. doi:10.1016/S0005-7894(05)80092-9


Author Hayes, RL
Halford, WK
Varghese, FT
Title Social Skills Training with Chronic-Schizophrenic Patients - Effects On Negative Symptoms and Community Functioning
Journal name Behavior Therapy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0005-7894
Publication date 1995-06-01
Year available 1995
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S0005-7894(05)80092-9
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 26
Issue 3
Start page 433
End page 449
Total pages 17
Place of publication NEW YORK
Publisher ASSOC ADV BEHAVIOR THERAPY
Language eng
Subject 3203 Clinical Psychology
Abstract Sixty-three patients with schizophrenia who showed social skills deficits and poor community functioning were assigned randomly to either social skills training (SST) or a discussion group condition. In both treatments, patients met in small groups for 36 sessions of therapy over 4 months, followed by booster sessions of decreasing frequency during the following six months. Social skills, community functioning, quality of life, and positive and negative psychiatric symptoms were assessed at pre- and posttreatment, and at 6-month follow-up. Relapse was assessed during the treatment and follow-up phases. Those subjects who completed SST showed greater increases in social skill than subjects who completed the discussion condition, but there were no other significant differences between the conditions. Patients who completed either treatment showed improvements on quality of life and reduced psychopathology. SST alone had limited effect on community functioning.
Keyword Residual Psychotic Symptoms
Maintenance Chemotherapy
Family Psychoeducation
Aftercare Treatment
Expressed Emotion
Mentally-Ill
Trial
Inpatients
Program
Rehabilitation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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