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A new instrument for assessing social skills of schizophrenic patients, Assessment of Interpersonal Problem-Solving Skills (AIPSS), is a videotaped-based test with an examiner's administration and scoring manual. The test measures an examinee's ability to describe an interpersonal social problem, to derive a solution to the problem, and to enact a solution(More)
The purpose of this research was to determine the relationship between schizophrenic individuals' cognitive functioning and their performance in interpersonal interactions and skills training procedures. Thirty schizophrenic individuals and 15 non-mentally ill individuals were administered two versions of the Continuous Performance Test, the Span of(More)
This study examines the relationship of nonverbal social perception to other areas of social functioning in schizophrenia. One model of interpersonal problem-solving skills presents a sequence of receiving, processing, and sending skills. Social perception skills best fit the first stage in this model: receiving skills. As expected, schizophrenic subjects(More)
CONTEXT Evidence-based interventions to improve medication adherence among patients with schizophrenia are lacking. Although family psychoeducation has demonstrated efficacy in improving outcomes in schizophrenia, empirical support for its ability to enhance medication adherence is scarce. OBJECTIVE To determine whether a culturally adapted, multifamily(More)
The literature dealing with social skills training of schizophrenic patients indicates that topographical features and self-reports of anxiety and discomfort can be changed for the better by social skills training. Unfortunately, these changes do not occur for every patient and, when they do occur, often do not generalize to new situations. Research must be(More)
This study aimed at determining the effectiveness of group cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) for recent onset psychosis in comparison with a recognized intervention for individuals with severe mental illness-social skills training. One hundred twenty-nine participants took part in a single-blind randomized controlled trial with repeated measures (baseline, 3(More)
The Client Assessment of Strengths Interests and Goals (CASIG), a measure that assesses the treatment outcomes of individuals with serious and persistent mental illness, has previously shown adequate psychometric properties with an American sample. Since it assesses quite specific skills and needs, it is necessary to assess its cultural relevance and(More)
A 10-week, inhospital holistic health program for male schizophrenic patients was compared with an equally intense social skills training program. The holistic program included training in the stress reduction techniques of exercise and meditation as well as education in stress management. Patients were also encouraged to explore the growth potential of(More)
Social skills training methods represent a major strategy for psychiatric rehabilitation. Building skills in patients with schizophrenic and other major mental disorders is based on the assumption that coping and competence can override stress and vulnerability in reducing relapses and improving psychosocial functioning. For maximum efficiency, skills(More)
OBJECTIVE The authors compared the community functioning of outpatients with persistent forms of schizophrenia after treatment with psychosocial occupational therapy or social skills training, with the latter conducted by paraprofessionals. METHOD Eighty outpatients with persistent forms of schizophrenia were randomly assigned to receive either(More)