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Rangrazian F, Kiamarsi A, Kazemi R. Effectiveness of Illness Management Program on Positive/Negative Symptoms, and Insight of Schizophrenic Patients. Caspian.J.Neurol.Sci. 2021; 7 (1) :22-29
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1- 1. Department of Psychology, Ardabil Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ardabil, Iran
Abstract:   (126 Views)
Background: Schizophrenia is a chronic disorder with positive and negative symptoms, and insight
is involved in its prognosis. Illness management is considered a skill and strategy for patients with
some mental disorders.
Objectives: We aimed to investigate the illness management effectiveness on the positive and
negative symptoms and insight in schizophrenic patients.
Materials & Methods: This study was a quasi-experimental, controlled study with a pre-test-posttest
design. The study population included all schizophrenic patients admitted to the Shafa Hospital,
Guilan Province in the North of Iran, from March 2019 to April 2020. The sample included 30
schizophrenic patients selected using the convenience sampling method and was divided into 2
groups (experimental and control groups), with 15 patients in each group. For data collection, the
scale for the assessment of negative symptoms, the scale for the assessment of positive symptoms,
and the scale to assess unawareness of mental disorders were used before and after the intervention.
Illness management was performed on the experimental group as group therapy. The control group
did not undergo any concomitant intervention. Data analysis was performed in SPSS software
version 24 using the univariate analysis of variance in normal distribution and the non-parametric
Kruskal-Wallis test for the variable which didnchr('39')t follow the normal distribution..
Results: Results indicated that illness management could effectively alleviate the positive and
negative symptoms and improve the insight in schizophrenic patients (P<0.01).
Conclusion: Illness management was influential on the positive and negative symptoms of
schizophrenia. Thus, this therapeutic modality can be used as an effective technique in hospitalized
schizophrenic patients.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2021/03/14 | Accepted: 2021/01/21 | Published: 2021/01/21

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