Symptom severity and outcome of the Illness Management and Recovery (IMR) program for schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder
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The present study explored the effects of the Illness Management and Recovery program on the severity criterion of symptomatic remission in schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder, and whether participants meeting the severity criterion experienced greater improvement in the outcomes of the IMR program. The results suggest that significantly more participants met the severity criterion at post-treatment. Improvements in general psychopathology, self-rated and clinician rated illness self-management, and subjective satisfaction with life, were found for the total sample. Although demonstrating significantly higher levels of general psychopathology, compared to participants meeting the severity criterion, it appears that participants not meeting the severity criterion also benefited from the IMR program, as indicated by the similar effect sizes of the two subgroups (meeting versus not meeting the severity criterion at post-treatment).
Illness management and recovery, schizophrenia, intervention outcome, remission
Research subject Medical Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-175239OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-175239DiVA: diva2:530649