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Effectiveness of a comprehensive communication skills training in clients diagnosed with schizophrenia

Selma ERCAN DOĞU, Sibel ÖRSEL.

Abstract
Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of coommunication skills training (CST) on anxiety, depression, social comparison and basic conversation skills in clients diagnosed with schizophrenia. Method: 37 clients with schizophrenia followed up at Dışkapı Training and Research Hospital Community Mental Health Center (CMHC) were included in our study. The CST consisted of 12 weekly sessions lasting 1 hour. Sociodemographic Data Form, Beck Depression Inventory, Beck Anxiety Inventory, Social Comparison Scale and Communication Skills Scale were applied to participants before and after training. Results: Significant improvements were found on depression (p= 0.008), self-perception (p= 0.015), and basic communication skills total score (p= 0.001) in post-assesment; however no significant difference was found in terms of anxiety scores (p>0.05). Conclusion: Given the current study's findings, the comprehensive CST has proven to be an effective approach for people with schizophrenia in terms of improving depression symptoms, communication skills and developing positive self-scheme

Key words: schizophrenia, communication skills, social comparison, anxiety, depression


 
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DOĞU SE, ORSEL S. Effectiveness of a comprehensive communication skills training in clients diagnosed with schizophrenia. JCBPR. 2021; 10(3): 277-285. doi:10.5455/JCBPR.49061


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DOĞU SE, ORSEL S. Effectiveness of a comprehensive communication skills training in clients diagnosed with schizophrenia. https://www.jcbpr.org/?mno=49061 [Access: August 01, 2022]. doi:10.5455/JCBPR.49061


AMA (American Medical Association) Style

DOĞU SE, ORSEL S. Effectiveness of a comprehensive communication skills training in clients diagnosed with schizophrenia. JCBPR. 2021; 10(3): 277-285. doi:10.5455/JCBPR.49061



Vancouver/ICMJE Style

DOĞU SE, ORSEL S. Effectiveness of a comprehensive communication skills training in clients diagnosed with schizophrenia. JCBPR. (2021), [cited August 01, 2022]; 10(3): 277-285. doi:10.5455/JCBPR.49061



Harvard Style

DOĞU, S. E. & ORSEL, . S. (2021) Effectiveness of a comprehensive communication skills training in clients diagnosed with schizophrenia. JCBPR, 10 (3), 277-285. doi:10.5455/JCBPR.49061



Turabian Style

DOĞU, Selma ERCAN, and Sibel ORSEL. 2021. Effectiveness of a comprehensive communication skills training in clients diagnosed with schizophrenia. Journal of Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy and Research, 10 (3), 277-285. doi:10.5455/JCBPR.49061



Chicago Style

DOĞU, Selma ERCAN, and Sibel ORSEL. "Effectiveness of a comprehensive communication skills training in clients diagnosed with schizophrenia." Journal of Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy and Research 10 (2021), 277-285. doi:10.5455/JCBPR.49061



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

DOĞU, Selma ERCAN, and Sibel ORSEL. "Effectiveness of a comprehensive communication skills training in clients diagnosed with schizophrenia." Journal of Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy and Research 10.3 (2021), 277-285. Print. doi:10.5455/JCBPR.49061



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

DOĞU, S. E. & ORSEL, . S. (2021) Effectiveness of a comprehensive communication skills training in clients diagnosed with schizophrenia. Journal of Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy and Research, 10 (3), 277-285. doi:10.5455/JCBPR.49061