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ERIC Number: EJ1151394
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Sep
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1049-7315
Recovery from Schizophrenia in Community-Based Psychosocial Rehabilitation Settings: Rates and Predictors
Lim, Caroline; Barrio, Concepción; Hernandez, Mercedes; Barragán, Armando; Brekke, John S.
Research on Social Work Practice, v27 n5 p538-551 Sep 2017
Objective: We assessed the rate of recovery from schizophrenia in community-based psychosocial rehabilitation and whether psychosocial attributes predicted the achievement of recovery beyond demographic and clinical characteristics. Methods: We used data from 246 individuals with schizophrenia spectrum disorder collected at baseline and at 6 and 12 months after admission to psychosocial rehabilitation. Results: The proportion of participants who showed recovery during either 6-month period and the full 1-year period was 19.86% and 7.53%, respectively. Although predictors of recovery for the 1-year period could not be reliably estimated due to its low rate, higher levels of intrinsic motivation and more positive family relationships at baseline predicted recovery for either 6-month period after controlling for initial functioning capacity. Conclusions: One in five individuals with schizophrenia who engage in intensive community-based psychosocial rehabilitation can achieve periods of recovery during treatment. Psychosocial attributes at the start of treatment are important contributors to subsequent recovery.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Institute of Mental Health (DHHS/NIH)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California (Los Angeles)
Grant or Contract Numbers: MH53282; MH01628