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Article: How are psychotic symptoms perceived? A comparison between patients, relatives and the general public

TitleHow are psychotic symptoms perceived? A comparison between patients, relatives and the general public
Authors
Issue Date1997
PublisherInforma Healthcare. The Journal's web site is located at http://informahealthcare.com/anp
Citation
Australian And New Zealand Journal Of Psychiatry, 1997, v. 31 n. 5, p. 756-761 How to Cite?
AbstractObjective: The aim of this study is to compare patients with schizophrenia with their relatives and the general public in their attitudes towards schizophrenic psychotic symptoms. Method: We used a case vignette depicting a person with typical schizophrenic psychotic symptoms and compared the attitudes of 44 inpatients and 47 outpatients with schizophrenia, 48 of their relatives and 43 members of the general public. We also compared the attitudes of patients with schizophrenia to their own symptoms and the symptoms described in the vignette. Results: Subjects from the general public tended not to recognise psychotic symptoms as features of mental illness and tended not to consider drug treatment and hospitalisation as required. Sex, education level as well as previous contact with the mentally ill were found to be significant determinants of attitude. The levels of symptom awareness in patients with schizophrenia and their relatives are higher but still relatively low. In addition, we found that patients with schizophrenia who correctly appraised psychotic symptoms in another person were also aware of their own mental symptoms and need of treatment. Conclusions: The level of recognition of psychotic symptoms and awareness of a need for treatment are low in the general public, as well as in patients with schizophrenia and their relatives. These findings are discussed in relation to the assessment of insight in patients and a need for psychoeducational programs for each group.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/171889
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dc.contributor.authorChung, KFen_US
dc.contributor.authorChen, EYHen_US
dc.contributor.authorLam, LCWen_US
dc.contributor.authorChen, RYLen_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, CKYen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-30T06:18:13Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-30T06:18:13Z-
dc.date.issued1997en_US
dc.identifier.citationAustralian And New Zealand Journal Of Psychiatry, 1997, v. 31 n. 5, p. 756-761en_US
dc.identifier.issn0004-8674en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/171889-
dc.description.abstractObjective: The aim of this study is to compare patients with schizophrenia with their relatives and the general public in their attitudes towards schizophrenic psychotic symptoms. Method: We used a case vignette depicting a person with typical schizophrenic psychotic symptoms and compared the attitudes of 44 inpatients and 47 outpatients with schizophrenia, 48 of their relatives and 43 members of the general public. We also compared the attitudes of patients with schizophrenia to their own symptoms and the symptoms described in the vignette. Results: Subjects from the general public tended not to recognise psychotic symptoms as features of mental illness and tended not to consider drug treatment and hospitalisation as required. Sex, education level as well as previous contact with the mentally ill were found to be significant determinants of attitude. The levels of symptom awareness in patients with schizophrenia and their relatives are higher but still relatively low. In addition, we found that patients with schizophrenia who correctly appraised psychotic symptoms in another person were also aware of their own mental symptoms and need of treatment. Conclusions: The level of recognition of psychotic symptoms and awareness of a need for treatment are low in the general public, as well as in patients with schizophrenia and their relatives. These findings are discussed in relation to the assessment of insight in patients and a need for psychoeducational programs for each group.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherInforma Healthcare. The Journal's web site is located at http://informahealthcare.com/anpen_US
dc.relation.ispartofAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatryen_US
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_US
dc.subject.meshAdulten_US
dc.subject.meshAwarenessen_US
dc.subject.meshCaregivers - Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.meshCost Of Illnessen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshHealth Knowledge, Attitudes, Practiceen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_US
dc.subject.meshPatient Readmissionen_US
dc.subject.meshPublic Opinionen_US
dc.subject.meshRisk Factorsen_US
dc.subject.meshSchizophrenia - Diagnosis - Genetics - Rehabilitationen_US
dc.subject.meshSchizophrenic Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.meshSick Roleen_US
dc.titleHow are psychotic symptoms perceived? A comparison between patients, relatives and the general publicen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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dc.identifier.volume31en_US
dc.identifier.issue5en_US
dc.identifier.spage756en_US
dc.identifier.epage761en_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
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