Psychosocial Adjustment In Patients With Schizophrenia After Meta Cognitive Training | 12553
Journal of Alzheimers Disease & Parkinsonism
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This article present evidence regarding the effect of Meta Cognitive Training on psychosocial adjustment of patients with
schizophrenia. Methods: we used semi experimental method with control group. The cohort consisted of 60 patients who
had suffered schizophrenia (30 patients with intervention and 30 patients without intervention) evaluated by psycho-social
adjustment questionnaire before and after metacognitive intervention (MCT). Information regarding socioeconomic status (SCS)
and demographic factors was obtained during clinical interview. Psychosocial outcome measures included the home adjustment
(HA), health adjustment (HEA), social adjustment (SA), affective adjustment (AA) and educational adjustment (EA) by Bell
Adjustment Inventory (BAI).
Results: The mean rating of educational adjustment (EA) was ??slightly dissatisfied??, but all other scales (HA, HEA, SA & AA) was
satisfied. Mean educational adjustment levels for experimental group (with MCT) were just the same as control group patients
(with MCT). But there were significant differences after intervention in other scales in experimental group.
Conclusions: Meta Cognitive Training (MCT) for schizophrenia is a young area of inquiry. MCT is a novel targeted psychoeducational
strategy that is based on a neuro-psycho-social model. This model is rooted in robust empirical research and posits
a heuristicbased mechanism for generalization and maintenance of gains. Initial research with MCT is promising, but more
research is necessary to test this new approach.
Results of this study indicate that although educational functioning in patients with schizophrenia remains compromised,
general adjustment may be better than expected from data reported by this study assessing psychosocial outcome at earlier stages
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