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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)
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)
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)
The purpose of this article is to evaluate the role of community and interpersonal functioning in the developmental course and outcome of schizophrenic disorders. Based on a review of the research literature, it appears that certain patterns of poor functioning may be characteristic of at least a subgroup of schizophrenic individuals, predate the onset of(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)
A comparison of learning rates between schizophrenia patients and normals on measures tapping different memory systems may provide clues about relatively preserved areas of learning in schizophrenia. The present study assessed declarative (nonsense syllable list learning) and procedural (pursuit rotor tracking) learning in a group of chronic schizophrenia(More)
Although a number of studies have demonstrated that psychiatric patients' performance deficits on the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST) can be modified through intervention, relatively little evidence exists to support the long-term durability of training effects. The present study tested the effectiveness and durability of a training procedure based on(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)
Twenty-eight schizophrenic male patients, diagnosed by the Present State Examination and Catego criteria, and from families high on "expressed emotion," were randomly assigned to either intensive social skills training or holistic health therapy. A multidimensional evaluation was conducted before and after 9 weeks of inpatient treatment and for 24 months in(More)
This study assessed premorbid functioning in 40 male, Caucasian schizophrenics, on the abbreviated Phillips Premorbid Adjustment Scale. Subjects with poorer premorbid adjustment tended to be process rather than reactive (p less than .01), early in age of onset (p less than .01), and neurologically impaired (p less than .01). Neurological impairment as a(More)