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Conference Paper: The relationship between attitudes towards the illness and insight in patients with schizophrenia

TitleThe relationship between attitudes towards the illness and insight in patients with schizophrenia
Authors
Issue Date2004
PublisherElsevier BV. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/schres
Citation
The 12th Biennial Winter Workshop on Schizophrenia, Davos, Switzerland, 7-13 February 2004. In Schizophrenia Research, 2004, v. 67 n. 1 suppl., p. 79, abstract 119 How to Cite?
AbstractBACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Studies have shown that patients with psychiatric illness not only feel being discriminated by others, but also discriminate themselves. It is expected that such findings would hinder their acceptance and insight of the illness. The present study aims to explore the relationship between attitudes towards the psychiatric label and insight of the illness. METHODS: A 30-item symptom checklist including psychotic symptoms and general stress responses was constructed. Patients with schizophrenia were asked to decide which items were psychotic symptoms. Thirty-two patients with schizophrenia were randomly assigned into the experimental and control groups. Patients in the experimental group were explained that the checklist contained psychotic symptoms he/she had prior to completing the checklist, while such an explanation was not given in the control group. RESULTS: The preliminary results showed that patients in the experimental group (N= 17) committed more errors (mean error rate = 0.56) in differentiating psychotic symptoms from general stress responses than the control group (N = 15) (mean error rate = 0.42). Patients in the experimental group also tend to include psychotic symptoms into general stress responses (mean commission errors = 10) than the control group (mean commission errors = 8). CONCLUSION: However, due to the limitations of the small sample size and between-group design, conducting a within-subject study would be useful to confirm the relationship between patients’ internalization of psychiatric label and awareness of psychotic symptoms.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/105507
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dc.contributor.authorWong, AWSen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChen, EYHen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChiu, CYen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-25T22:36:59Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-25T22:36:59Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_HK
dc.identifier.citationThe 12th Biennial Winter Workshop on Schizophrenia, Davos, Switzerland, 7-13 February 2004. In Schizophrenia Research, 2004, v. 67 n. 1 suppl., p. 79, abstract 119en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0920-9964en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/105507-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Studies have shown that patients with psychiatric illness not only feel being discriminated by others, but also discriminate themselves. It is expected that such findings would hinder their acceptance and insight of the illness. The present study aims to explore the relationship between attitudes towards the psychiatric label and insight of the illness. METHODS: A 30-item symptom checklist including psychotic symptoms and general stress responses was constructed. Patients with schizophrenia were asked to decide which items were psychotic symptoms. Thirty-two patients with schizophrenia were randomly assigned into the experimental and control groups. Patients in the experimental group were explained that the checklist contained psychotic symptoms he/she had prior to completing the checklist, while such an explanation was not given in the control group. RESULTS: The preliminary results showed that patients in the experimental group (N= 17) committed more errors (mean error rate = 0.56) in differentiating psychotic symptoms from general stress responses than the control group (N = 15) (mean error rate = 0.42). Patients in the experimental group also tend to include psychotic symptoms into general stress responses (mean commission errors = 10) than the control group (mean commission errors = 8). CONCLUSION: However, due to the limitations of the small sample size and between-group design, conducting a within-subject study would be useful to confirm the relationship between patients’ internalization of psychiatric label and awareness of psychotic symptoms.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherElsevier BV. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/schresen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofSchizophrenia Researchen_HK
dc.rightsSchizophrenia Research. Copyright © Elsevier BV.en_HK
dc.titleThe relationship between attitudes towards the illness and insight in patients with schizophreniaen_HK
dc.typeConference_Paperen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0920-9964&volume=67/1S&spage=79&epage=&date=2004&atitle=The+relationship+between+attitudes+towards+the+illness+and+insight+in+patients+with+schizophreniaen_HK
dc.identifier.emailChen, EYH: eyhchen@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.schres.2003.10.001-
dc.identifier.hkuros88268en_HK
dc.identifier.volume67en_HK
dc.identifier.issue1 suppl.-
dc.identifier.spage79, abstract 119en_HK
dc.identifier.epage79, abstract 119-

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