Assessment of adherence of a social skills training intervention for serious mental illnesses.

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/186141
Title:
Assessment of adherence of a social skills training intervention for serious mental illnesses.
Author:
Valiente, Maria del Carmen.
Issue Date:
1993
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The main aim of this study was to determine the effects on Seriously Mentally Ill (SMI) of implementing a set of highly structured social skills training (SST) modules and to examine some SST adherence factors. The SST modules were designed by Liberman and co-workers to train social and independent living skills to SMIs. Patients' and case managers' interviews were used to assess the efficacy of the SST. A random control group design was used, 56 patients and 7 group leaders participated. This study found that SST modules are viable and clinically practical in a community mental health setting. Internal locus of control, difficulty with adherence, and satisfaction with SST format were significant contributors to SST adherence, which in turn facilitated positive patient outcomes. The results indicate that SMI patients in reasonable remission of their most acute symptoms can indeed adhere to SST and were able to benefit from SST. Issues related to SST dissemination are discussed. The long term goal of this study is to design a clinically efficacious and cost effective comprehensive treatment for SMIs that would enhance the quality care of SMIs.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Mental illness -- Treatment.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Psychology; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Sechrest, Lee

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleAssessment of adherence of a social skills training intervention for serious mental illnesses.en_US
dc.creatorValiente, Maria del Carmen.en_US
dc.contributor.authorValiente, Maria del Carmen.en_US
dc.date.issued1993en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe main aim of this study was to determine the effects on Seriously Mentally Ill (SMI) of implementing a set of highly structured social skills training (SST) modules and to examine some SST adherence factors. The SST modules were designed by Liberman and co-workers to train social and independent living skills to SMIs. Patients' and case managers' interviews were used to assess the efficacy of the SST. A random control group design was used, 56 patients and 7 group leaders participated. This study found that SST modules are viable and clinically practical in a community mental health setting. Internal locus of control, difficulty with adherence, and satisfaction with SST format were significant contributors to SST adherence, which in turn facilitated positive patient outcomes. The results indicate that SMI patients in reasonable remission of their most acute symptoms can indeed adhere to SST and were able to benefit from SST. Issues related to SST dissemination are discussed. The long term goal of this study is to design a clinically efficacious and cost effective comprehensive treatment for SMIs that would enhance the quality care of SMIs.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectMental illness -- Treatment.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairSechrest, Leeen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBootzin, Richarden_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSalomon, Vardaen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBerren, Michaelen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberFigueredo, Aurelio Joseen_US
dc.identifier.proquest9322641en_US
dc.identifier.oclc701906456en_US
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