Self-concepts of hospitalized and day-care psychiatric patients.


The authors administered questionnaires to 44 hospitalized and 55 day-care psychiatric patients in Hong Kong. The groups were similar in sex, age, and education. The hospitalized participants, compared with the day-care participants, showed significantly higher self-concepts in general as well as in the particular aspects of social and personal aspirations. The findings indicate that support at the community level is important to help the psychiatric patients' transition from hospital care to day care.

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@article{Tam2000SelfconceptsOH, title={Self-concepts of hospitalized and day-care psychiatric patients.}, author={S F Tam and Ying Chi Ip and Charice S. Chan}, journal={The Journal of social psychology}, year={2000}, volume={140 2}, pages={202-9} }