Research Protocol
Volume 9 Issue 8 - 2020
Inter-Personal Factors Related to the Recovery Stages of Community-Dwelling Individuals with Schizophrenia
Takahiro Okamoto1 and Toru Uehara2*
1Takasaki University of Health and Welfare, Juntendo University, Tokyo, Japan
2Department of Social Welfare, Takasaki University of Health and Welfare, Takasaki, Gunma, Japan
*Corresponding Author: Toru Uehara, Department of Social Welfare, Takasaki University of Health and Welfare, Takasaki, Gunma, Japan.
Received: July 14, 2020; Published: August 31, 2020




Abstract

This study aimed to analyze the influence of interpersonal factors on the recovery stages of individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia, including the differences between adapted health/welfare services. A total of 230 participants with schizophrenia were recruited based on the same data set in a previous Japanese original article [1]. Recovery stage was evaluated using the Self-Identified Stage of Recovery-Part A (SISR-A) and occupational situations (day-care users, occupational support users, and employees based on the Act on Employment Promotion of Persons with Disabilities), self-stigma (Link’s scale) and cognition of an emotional support by interpersonal network using the Emotional Support Network Scale (ESNS) were assessed. All the ESNS subscales’ scores and the Link’s scores were significantly different among the five SISR-A stages. The results indicated that higher recovery stage was associated with higher recognition of emotional support from others, and lower self-stigma. However, employment status of participants was not necessarily required for improving recovery stages.

Keywords: Recovery; Employment; Stigma; Emotional Support

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Citation: Takahiro Okamoto and Toru Uehara. “Inter-Personal Factors Related to the Recovery Stages of Community-Dwelling Individuals with Schizophrenia”. EC Psychology and Psychiatry 9.9 (2020): 53-59.

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