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Self-image pattern and treatment outcome in severely disturbed psychiatric patients
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2001 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The relationship between patients’ initial ratings of their self-image and theoutcome of long-term psychiatric treatment was studied in a five -year followupstudy. The subjects were severely disturbed psychiatric patients, mainlyschizophrenics, treated in small treatment homes. A comparison was madebetween patients with a psychotic personality organization (PPO patients) anda non-psychotic personality organization (non-PPO patients), classifiedaccording to Kernberg’s (1981) criteria. Self-image was assessed with theintroject surface of Benjamin’s SASB (Structural Analysis of Social Behavior)model and two self-image patterns were computed: a positive-negative patternand a control-autonomy pattern. Two outcome measures (expressed as EffectSize) were used: subjective outcome was a combination of self-rated methods andjudged outcome was a combination of observer ratings. The relationshipbetween the two self-image patterns and outcome depended both on thepatients’ diagnosis and type of outcome. Judged outcome could not bepredicted from the self-image for the PPO patients; for the non-PPO patientsmore improvement was related to more self-control. For both patient groupssubjective outcome was related to a more negative self-image; however, thisrelationship was much stronger in the non-PPO group.

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Umeå: Institutionen för psykologi , 2001. , 13 p.
Umeå psychology reports, ISSN 1650-8653 ; 1
Keyword [en]
introject, self-image, psychiatric treatment outcome, psychotic patients, borderline patients
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-22570OAI: diva2:217151
Institutionen för psykologi, 90187, Umeå
Available from: 2009-05-13 Created: 2009-05-13 Last updated: 2010-06-17Bibliographically approved

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