The Effects of Problem-Solving Skills Training with Chronic Schizophrenic Patients

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Problem-solving skills were taught to aggressive and frequently secluded chronic schizophrenic inpatients of a psychiatric hospital. A pre-intervention/post-intervention experimental-control group design was utilized. Eighteen patients were randomly assigned to three groups: six were assigned to the “treatment group” and received problem-solving skills training involving instructions, modeling, feedback, role-playing and social reinforcement; six were assigned to the “interaction” group, involving social interactions with the trainer only; and six were assigned to the “control” group, involving no treatment or interaction with the trainer. Improved problem-solving skills on both familiar and novel video-taped skits were observed for the treatment group, but
not for the interaction only or control groups. Maintenance of the problem-solving skills was evaluated for one month following completion of the training program. Problem-solving skills training did not appear to translate into improved problemsolving behaviors with respect to daily activities on the psychiatric unit.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS………………………………………………………………………………. ii
LIST OF TABLES…………………………………………………………………….. v
LIST OF FIG U RES……………………………………………………………………. vi
CHAPTER
I………………….. INTRODUCTION………………………………………………………………… 1
II. M E T H O D S …………………………………………………………………….. 7
Subjects………………………………………………………………………………………….. 7
Design………………………………………………………………………………………………… 7
Setting………………………………………………………………………………………………… 8
Assessment o f Problem-Solving Skills……………………………………………….. 8
D ependent M easures…………………………………………………………………. 9
Problem-Solving Components………………………………………………………… 9
Reliability……………………………………………………………………………………….. 10
Procedure……………………………………………………………………………………….. 11
Training o f E xperim enters………………………………………………….. 11
P re -te s t……………………………………………………………………………………. 12
Subject Training………………………………………………………………………… 12
Post-test……………………………………………………………………………………. 13
Follow-up…………………………………………………………………………………. 13
III. R E S U L T S ……………………………………………………………………. 14
Effects on Overall Problem-Solving Skills………………………………………. 14
Effects on Each Component of Problem-Solving Skills…………………… 15

Effects on Seclusion Hours…………………………………………………………….. 16
Effects on S taff Survey……………………………………………………………. 17
IV. DISCUSSION………………………………………………………………………………………… 20
A P P E N D IC E S ……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 25
A. Informed Consent F orm ………………………………………………………………………… 26
B . Assent to Informed Consent Form ………………………………………………………….. 28
C. Scoring Instructions and Criteria…………………………………………………………….. 30
D. Scoring Sheet for Problem-Solving Skills Training………………………….. 34
E. Staff Questionnaire…………………………………………………………………………………. 36
F. Statistical Analyses on Main Effects………………………………………………………. 38
G . Statistical Analyses for Each Problem-Solving
Behavior Component……………………………………………………………………………. 40
H . Individual Results for Problem-Solving Skills Training……………………. 46
I. Statistical Analyses on Seclusion H ours………………………………………… 50
B IB L IO G R A P H Y …………………………………………………………………………………………. 54

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Author

Asiah Mayang

No of Chapters

4

No of Pages

67

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