Common sense representations of schizophrenia in patients and their relatives

Lobban, F and Barrowclough, C (2005) Common sense representations of schizophrenia in patients and their relatives. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 12 (2). pp. 134-141. ISSN 1063-3995

Full text not available from this repository.


This study tests whether the same dimensions that have been shown to be relevant to cognitive understanding of physical health problems may also be applied validly to severe mental health problems such as schizophrenia. 22 people with a diagnosis of schizophrenia, and 18 of their relatives, were asked open-ended questions about their understanding of schizophrenia. The responses were recorded and were sorted into common sense dimensions. Construct validity for the use of the dimensions assessed by the most recently updated Illness Perception Questionnaire (IPQ-R) was examined. The results suggest that the dimensions of the IPQ-R are present in people's understanding of schizophrenia. Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy
Uncontrolled Keywords:
?? illness perception questionnaireexpressed emotionattributionsmotivationcognitionrelapsescaleclinical psychology ??
ID Code:
Deposited By:
Deposited On:
28 Jul 2011 15:55
Last Modified:
28 Nov 2023 11:13