Use this URL to cite or link to this record in EThOS: https://ethos.bl.uk/OrderDetails.do?uin=uk.bl.ethos.368918
Title: A study exploring the process of adjustment to the experiences of psychosis and a diagnosis of schizophrenia
Author: Seller, Joanna
ISNI:       0000 0001 3393 4465
Awarding Body: Open University
Current Institution: Open University
Date of Award: 2000
Availability of Full Text:
Access from EThOS:
Access from Institution:
Abstract:
A qualitative methodology was used to explore the narratives of participants about recovery from the initial experiences of psychosis, and a diagnosis of schizophrenia. A process of psychosocial adjustment to the experiences of psychosis, and a diagnosis of schizophrenia, appeared central to recovery. The psychosocial impact of a diagnosis of schizophrenia on this adjustment process was also explored. Factors that impeded, or assisted, this process of adjustment were identified. Semi structured interviews were conducted with 12 participants, six men and six women, who had received a diagnosis of schizophrenia within the last ten years. These interviews were audiotaped, and transcribed, and Grounded Theory was used to analyse the data. The results formed a temporal stage model of the process of adjustment to the experiences of psychosis and a diagnosis of schizophrenia. Implications for clinical practice and further research are discussed.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.368918  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Psychosocial adjustment; Clinical psychology
Share: