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Feyz 2021, 25(2): 858-865 Back to browse issues page
Comparison of the effectiveness of supportive therapy and illness management on communication skills of schizophrenic patients
Fatemeh Rangrazian , Azar Kiamarsi , Reza Kazemi
Department of Psychology, Ardabil Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ardabil, I.R. Iran. , a.kiamarsi@gmail.com
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Abstract
Introduction Schizophrenia is a chronic and debilitating disorder in which communication skills are severely impaired. The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of supportive therapy and illness management on communication skills of schizophrenic patients.
Methods: This quasi-experimental study was performed with a post-test pretest design with a control group. The sample consisted of 30 patients with schizophrenia who were randomly selected from among patients with schizophrenia admitted to Shafa Hospital in Rasht in 2019 and were divided into 3 groups of 10 (two experimental groups and one control group). The communication skills questionnaire and Christie Forsyth (1996) interactive questionnaire before and after the training were used to collect data. Supportive therapy and illness management were performed in groups on each of the experimental groups and during this period the control group did not receive any intervention. Research data were analyzed by Kruskal-Wallis and Uman-Witni tests
Results: The results showed that supportive therapy and illness management had an effect on increasing communication skills. But there was no difference between the effectiveness of supportive therapy and illness management in communication skills (P <0.01).
Conclusions: These findings indicate that supportive therapy and illness management can be used to improve the quality of life of schizophrenic patients along with other treatments or in combination.           
 
Keywords: Schizophrenia, Supportive Therapy, illness Management, Communication Skills.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2020/10/25 | Revised: 2021/07/5 | Accepted: 2021/03/10 | Published: 2021/07/3



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