Skills training versus psychosocial occupational therapy for persons with persistent schizophrenia.

@article{Liberman1998SkillsTV,
  title={Skills training versus psychosocial occupational therapy for persons with persistent schizophrenia.},
  author={Robert Paul Liberman and C. Jane Wallace and Grahame K. Blackwell and Alex Kopelowicz and Jerome V. Vaccaro and Jim Mintz},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={1998},
  volume={155 8},
  pages={1087-91}
}
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 psychosocial occupational therapy or skills training for 12 hours weekly for 6 months, followed by 18 months of follow-up with case management in the… CONTINUE READING

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