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Illness perceptions and recovery style in schizophrenia: A longitudinal study

Stainsby, MA; (2007) Illness perceptions and recovery style in schizophrenia: A longitudinal study. Doctoral thesis , UCL (University College London). Green open access

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Abstract

Approaches to the study and treatment of schizophrenia can be classified according to their views of 'recovery', for example what it means and how likely it is to occur. A further source of difference relates to the level at which these approaches focus e.g. the mfrapersonal or mterpersonal. It is proposed that combining these provides a useful two-dimensional space in which to map out such approaches. This is illustrated in the first section using models of change in schizophrenia, which are summarized before being drawn out. In the second section, empirical data pertaining to the meaning of recovery and level of analysis in schizophrenia is reviewed and then related back to the various models of change. It is concluded that no one model of change or definition of recovery holds sway, but that instead each may have value according to the conditions that are most limiting for a particular individual e.g. symptoms, social disadvantages, or protective factors. Moreover, as these conditions change, so may the model of change or definition of recovery that it is most useful to use.

Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Title: Illness perceptions and recovery style in schizophrenia: A longitudinal study
Identifier: PQ ETD:593451
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
Additional information: Thesis digitised by ProQuest. Third party copyright material has been removed from the ethesis. Images identifying individuals have been redacted or partially redacted to protect their identity.
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1446122
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