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What Do Psychotic Experiences Mean to Chinese Schizophrenia Patients?
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PMID:  23034777     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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In this study we explored the perceptions of Chinese patients with schizophrenia about their treatment, mental state, social relationships, and daily life throughout the psychotic episodes. A purposive sample of 16 schizophrenia patients with heterogeneous demographic backgrounds was recruited. We collected data through face-to-face semistructured interviews. We conducted a qualitative data analysis and identified three central themes inductively: (a) negative experiences, (b) sense of powerlessness, and (c) ambivalent therapeutic relationship. Several subthemes were derived under each central theme. The participants' narratives revealed a complex picture of disadvantage and difficulties throughout their psychotic episodes and rehabilitation processes. The themes identified are explored in detail, and their links with existing research and potential clinical implications are considered.
Authors:
Liang Liu; Xiquan Ma; Xudong Zhao
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-3
Journal Detail:
Title:  Qualitative health research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1049-7323     ISO Abbreviation:  Qual Health Res     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-10-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9202144     Medline TA:  Qual Health Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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