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Journal of Korean Academy of psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 2016;25(3):155-165.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12934/jkpmhn.2016.25.3.155    Published online October 26, 2016.
Concept Analysis of Self-reliance in Persons with Psychiatric Disabilities.
Mi Young Kim, Jin Hee Koo, Chun Young Koo
1College of Nursing, Kaya University, Gimhae, Korea. minocin@daum.net
2School of Social Welfare, University at Albany, State University of New York, U.S.A.
3Soongin Community Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center, Yangsan, Korea.
The purpose of this study was to construct the clear definition of the concept 'self-reliance' among persons with psychiatric disabilities. METHODS: A hybrid model (comparative analysis between literature review findings and actual interview data) was employed to extract essential components of 'self-reliance' and develop its clear definition among those subjects. RESULTS: Self-reliance appeared to have complex nature and consist of multi-dimensional meaning units with 4 different levels (including 8 attributes and 21 indicators). 4 different levels of dimensions and their 8 attributes are suggested as follows: 1) Personal dimension (increasing insight, improving motivation for recovery); 2) Procedural dimension (encouraging empowerment and overcoming internalized stigma, self-esteem); 3) Institutional dimension (utilizing social and government support, formulating social-networks); 4) Consequential dimension (financial independence, planning for independent housing, self-determination). CONCLUSION: The findings of this study will contribute to developing valid measurements to examine self-reliance and establishing nursing interventions aiming at increasing self-reliance in persons with psychiatric disabilities.
Key Words: Mentally illness persons; Independent living; Concept analysis


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