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Conference Paper: Causal attribution of psychosis: a comparison of patients and their caregivers in Hong Kong

TitleCausal attribution of psychosis: a comparison of patients and their caregivers in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsMedical sciences
Psychiatry and neurology
Issue Date2014
PublisherBlackwell Publishing, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=1751-7885&site=1
Citation
The 9th International Conference on Early Psychosis (IEPA 2014), Tokyo, Japan, 17-19 November 2014. In Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 2014, v. 8 suppl. S1, p. 116, abstract B69 How to Cite?
AbstractOBJECTIVES: Subjective understanding of the illness cause is one of the important aspects of illness appraisal for patients with schizophrenia and their caregivers. However, studies looking at the causal beliefs within the Chinese sample and comparing views of patients and caregivers were scarce. This study aims to explore the illness causal attributions of Chinese schizophrenic patients and their respective caregivers. METHODS: Eighty patient-caregiver dyads were recruited from the outpatient departments of the Early Assessment Service for Young people with psychosis (EASY) service in Hong Kong. They were asked about their beliefs of the illness cause using an open-ended question. Their reported times for each particular cause or class were respectively recorded. RESULTS: The most frequently perceived causal class by patients (Reported times [RT] = 40, 50.0%) and caregivers (RT = 59, 73.8%) was psychosocial cause, followed by personal factors (patients: RT = 19, 23.8%; caregivers: RT = 17, 21.3%) and biological or physical factors (same for patient and caregivers: RT = 13, 16.3%). About 20% of them did not know the illness cause. Some distinctive differences were that caregivers reported introvert personality of patients, their high expectation of themselves and excessive computer playing as the cause of their condition fifteen times more than that reported by patient. CONCLUSION: Through the identification of the causal attributions of patients and caregivers, this acts as the first step to achieve an agreement between their belief systems with that of mental health providers, which may improve treatment outcome. It also highlights the importance of the continuation of psychoeducation for patients and caregivers.
DescriptionConference Theme: To the New Horizon
Poster Session B: Comorbid Conditions - Psychosocial Interventions: no. B69
This free Journal suppl. entitled: Special Issue: 9th International Conference on Early Psychosis – To the New Horizon ... Tokyo Japan
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/214242
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.889
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.071

 

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dc.contributor.authorChan, SKW-
dc.contributor.authorWong, MMH-
dc.contributor.authorHui, CLM-
dc.contributor.authorLee, EHM-
dc.contributor.authorChang, WC-
dc.contributor.authorChen, EYH-
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-21T10:59:56Z-
dc.date.available2015-08-21T10:59:56Z-
dc.date.issued2014-
dc.identifier.citationThe 9th International Conference on Early Psychosis (IEPA 2014), Tokyo, Japan, 17-19 November 2014. In Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 2014, v. 8 suppl. S1, p. 116, abstract B69-
dc.identifier.issn1751-7885-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/214242-
dc.descriptionConference Theme: To the New Horizon-
dc.descriptionPoster Session B: Comorbid Conditions - Psychosocial Interventions: no. B69-
dc.descriptionThis free Journal suppl. entitled: Special Issue: 9th International Conference on Early Psychosis – To the New Horizon ... Tokyo Japan-
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVES: Subjective understanding of the illness cause is one of the important aspects of illness appraisal for patients with schizophrenia and their caregivers. However, studies looking at the causal beliefs within the Chinese sample and comparing views of patients and caregivers were scarce. This study aims to explore the illness causal attributions of Chinese schizophrenic patients and their respective caregivers. METHODS: Eighty patient-caregiver dyads were recruited from the outpatient departments of the Early Assessment Service for Young people with psychosis (EASY) service in Hong Kong. They were asked about their beliefs of the illness cause using an open-ended question. Their reported times for each particular cause or class were respectively recorded. RESULTS: The most frequently perceived causal class by patients (Reported times [RT] = 40, 50.0%) and caregivers (RT = 59, 73.8%) was psychosocial cause, followed by personal factors (patients: RT = 19, 23.8%; caregivers: RT = 17, 21.3%) and biological or physical factors (same for patient and caregivers: RT = 13, 16.3%). About 20% of them did not know the illness cause. Some distinctive differences were that caregivers reported introvert personality of patients, their high expectation of themselves and excessive computer playing as the cause of their condition fifteen times more than that reported by patient. CONCLUSION: Through the identification of the causal attributions of patients and caregivers, this acts as the first step to achieve an agreement between their belief systems with that of mental health providers, which may improve treatment outcome. It also highlights the importance of the continuation of psychoeducation for patients and caregivers.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=1751-7885&site=1-
dc.relation.ispartofEarly Intervention in Psychiatry-
dc.rightsThe definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com-
dc.subjectMedical sciences-
dc.subjectPsychiatry and neurology-
dc.titleCausal attribution of psychosis: a comparison of patients and their caregivers in Hong Kong-
dc.typeConference_Paper-
dc.identifier.emailChan, SKW: kwsherry@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailHui, CLM: christyh@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailLee, EHM: edwinlhm@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailChang, WC: changwc@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailChen, EYH: eyhchen@hku.hk-
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dc.identifier.authorityChen, EYH=rp00392-
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dc.identifier.doi10.1111/eip.12199-
dc.identifier.hkuros249100-
dc.identifier.volume8-
dc.identifier.issuesuppl. S1-
dc.identifier.spage116, abstract B69-
dc.identifier.epage116, abstract B69-
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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