A cognitive behavioural group based educational programme for psychotic symptoms in a low secure setting:a pilot evaluation

McInnis, Erica and Sellwood, William and Jones, Clair (2006) A cognitive behavioural group based educational programme for psychotic symptoms in a low secure setting:a pilot evaluation. British Journal of Forensic Practice, 8 (3). pp. 36-46. ISSN 1463-6646

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Abstract

This study reports a recovery‐themed cognitive behavioural educational group for clients suffering from chronic positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia, on a low secure inpatient unit. Nine participants completed baseline and post‐intervention measures of insight, self‐esteem and knowledge about schizophrenia. Additional post‐intervention measures included compliance with medication, feelings about schizophrenia, qualitative views and access to the community. Overall, the results were positive within the limits of this small‐scale study. Following the intervention, most participants reported that they were less frightened about psychosis, and felt more in control of their illness and more optimistic about their future. This study suggests that there may be clinical benefits of having CBT‐orientated educational groups in low secure settings with clients with longstanding co‐existing positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia. Recovery style should be evaluated systematically in future studies.

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Journal Article
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British Journal of Forensic Practice
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72362
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05 Jan 2015 17:01
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