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Journal of Korean Academy of psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 2012;21(3):238-249.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12934/jkpmhn.2012.21.3.238    Published online September 30, 2012.
Perceived Functional Health Patterns and Recovery in People with Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders.
Ran Keum, Sunah Kim
1Goyang Community Mental Health Center, Goyang, Korea. keumran@yahoo.co.kr
2College of Nursing, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea.
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between perceived functional health patterns and recovery in people with schizophrenia spectrum disorders, to explore the magnitude of relationship between of these variables and influencing factors such as self-esteem, insight, therapeutic relationship, and social support. METHODS: Participants were 160 individuals from 16 Community Mental Health Centers in Gyeonggi Province. Data were collected from April 10 to June, 12, 2010. Analysis was done using descriptive data, Pearson's correlation coefficients, and canonical correlation coefficients with the SAS 9.1 program. RESULTS: The mean score for perceived functional health of participants was below the normal range and the mean for recovery was above the middle range. Functional health and recovery were positively correlated with all components. The magnitude of relationship between functional health pattern, recovery and influencing factors were high in order of self-esteem, social support, insight, and therapeutic relationship. CONCLUSION: Functional health is strongly associated with recovery and useful in promoting recovery. Development of recovery oriented training programs for professionals and interventions considering factors influencing recovery and functional health as identified in this study is recommended.
Key Words: Schizophrenia spectrum disorders; Functional health patterns; Recovery; Canonical correlation analysis


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