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postgraduate thesis: Employment in patients presenting with psychotic disorders

TitleEmployment in patients presenting with psychotic disorders
Authors
Issue Date2014
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Chan, W. [陳穎蓮]. (2014). Employment in patients presenting with psychotic disorders. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b5319062
AbstractBackground: Researchers have addressed the extraordinarily high rate of unemployment in patients with psychotic disorders for many years, but few have focused on these patients’ subjective experience of employment in the recovery process. Method: A thematic analysis was performed by conducting six semistructured interviews with young patients diagnosed with psychotic disorders. Results: The interviewees agreed on the importance and benefits of employment in their recovery. Acceptance, financial support, and a meaningful life can be secured throughout the working process. However, the interviewees mentioned certain barriers to seeking and sustaining employment. Stigma and low motivation were common problems in searching for a job. Cognitive deficit, the side effects of medication, and interpersonal challenges in the workplace increased the difficulty of sustaining a job. Most of the interviewees participated in vocational rehabilitation programmes, and they expressed the belief that these programmes can help them enter the labour market at a certain level, but the programme design can be improved further to meet individual needs. Conclusion: Consistent with previous findings, the patients faced various difficulties in open employment. Employability training, psychoeducation at the corporate level, and self-efficacy development can be considered interventions for improving patients’ vocational outcomes.
DegreeMaster of Psychological Medicine
SubjectPsychoses - Patients - Employment
Dept/ProgramPsychological Medicine
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/206548

 

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dc.contributor.authorChan, Wing-lin-
dc.contributor.author陳穎蓮-
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-19T23:15:27Z-
dc.date.available2014-11-19T23:15:27Z-
dc.date.issued2014-
dc.identifier.citationChan, W. [陳穎蓮]. (2014). Employment in patients presenting with psychotic disorders. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b5319062-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/206548-
dc.description.abstractBackground: Researchers have addressed the extraordinarily high rate of unemployment in patients with psychotic disorders for many years, but few have focused on these patients’ subjective experience of employment in the recovery process. Method: A thematic analysis was performed by conducting six semistructured interviews with young patients diagnosed with psychotic disorders. Results: The interviewees agreed on the importance and benefits of employment in their recovery. Acceptance, financial support, and a meaningful life can be secured throughout the working process. However, the interviewees mentioned certain barriers to seeking and sustaining employment. Stigma and low motivation were common problems in searching for a job. Cognitive deficit, the side effects of medication, and interpersonal challenges in the workplace increased the difficulty of sustaining a job. Most of the interviewees participated in vocational rehabilitation programmes, and they expressed the belief that these programmes can help them enter the labour market at a certain level, but the programme design can be improved further to meet individual needs. Conclusion: Consistent with previous findings, the patients faced various difficulties in open employment. Employability training, psychoeducation at the corporate level, and self-efficacy development can be considered interventions for improving patients’ vocational outcomes.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)-
dc.relation.ispartofHKU Theses Online (HKUTO)-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.-
dc.subject.lcshPsychoses - Patients - Employment-
dc.titleEmployment in patients presenting with psychotic disorders-
dc.typePG_Thesis-
dc.identifier.hkulb5319062-
dc.description.thesisnameMaster of Psychological Medicine-
dc.description.thesislevelMaster-
dc.description.thesisdisciplinePsychological Medicine-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.5353/th_b5319062-

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