Lancaster EPrints

The impact of beliefs about mental health problems and coping on outcome in schizophrenia.

Lobban, Fiona and Barrowclough, Christine and Jones, Steven H. (2004) The impact of beliefs about mental health problems and coping on outcome in schizophrenia. Psychological Medicine, 34 (7). pp. 1165-1176.

[img]
Preview
PDF (download2.pdf)
Download (126Kb) | Preview

    Abstract

    Background. Using the theoretical framework of the Self Regulation Model (SRM), many studies have demonstrated that beliefs individuals hold about their physical health problems are important in predicting health outcomes. This study tested the SRM in the context of a mental health problem, schizophrenia. Method. One hundred and twenty-four people with a diagnosis of schizophrenia were assessed on measures of symptom severity, beliefs about their mental health problems, coping and appraisal of outcome at two time points, 6 months apart. Results. Using multivariate analyses and controlling for severity of symptoms, beliefs about mental health were found to be significant predictors of outcome. Beliefs about greater negative consequences were the strongest and most consistent predictors of a poorer outcome in both cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses. Conclusions. These results suggest that the SRM is a promising model for mental health problems and may highlight important areas for development in clinical, and especially psychosocial interventions.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Psychological Medicine
    Additional Information: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=PSM The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Psychological Medicine, 34 (7), pp 1165-1176 2004, © 2004 Cambridge University Press.
    Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
    Departments: Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research
    ID Code: 31949
    Deposited By: Mr Richard Ingham
    Deposited On: 26 Feb 2010 14:37
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 20:32
    Identification Number:
    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/31949

    Actions (login required)

    View Item