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Insight in relation to psychosocial adjustment in schizophrenia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15167409     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Insight impairment occurs commonly in patients with schizophrenia, and it can be expected that patients with impaired insight may subsequently have poorer psychosocial adjustment. The aim of the present study was to measure the relationship between insight and psychosocial adjustment in 38 inpatients with a diagnosis of DSM-IV schizophrenia. Insight was assessed using the Scale to Assess Unawareness of Mental Disorder. A comprehensive set of measures was used to assess psychosocial adjustment. No relationship was found between measures of psychosocial adjustment and insight. However, a self-rated measure of psychosocial adjustment was partially related to insight. Our results suggest that patients' insight levels may not be reliable predictors of the patients' level of psychosocial adjustment, and that these findings may need to be considered in continuous care of psychotic patients, in particular when outpatient care needs to be planned.
Andor E Simon; Gregor E Berger; Véronique Giacomini; François Ferrero; Sylvia Mohr
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of nervous and mental disease     Volume:  192     ISSN:  0022-3018     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Nerv. Ment. Dis.     Publication Date:  2004 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-05-28     Completed Date:  2004-07-02     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375402     Medline TA:  J Nerv Ment Dis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  442-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Psychiatric Outpatient Services, Bruderholz, Switzerland.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Psychological
Ambulatory Care
Cohort Studies
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
Health Status*
Patient Care Planning
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales / statistics & numerical data
Reproducibility of Results
Schizophrenia / diagnosis*
Schizophrenic Psychology*
Social Adjustment

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